Sassi de Matera & Sassi Dwelling Entrance -Matera, Italy
TITLE: Sassi de Matera & Sassi Dwelling Entrance -Matera, Italy
ARTIST: Bruce Lipsitt
MEDIA: Metal Print
ABOUT: As part of Studio 23's Art Around the City Event, artists were invited to submit their pieces. Only 50 would be selected, printed, and featured on plaques around Bay City. Bruce Lipsitt gave an artist's statement for the project: "The Sassi di Matera district in the Italian city of Matera, Basilicata, well known for its ancient cave dwellings, is suspected to be among the first human settlements in Italy, continuously inhabited since about 7000 B.C. As the cave dwellings were created, stone blocks were cut and used to construct the cave entrance structure, with the door and windows being the only sources of natural light and ventilation. This cave dwelling is now part of a hotel that uses individual Sassi caves as guestrooms. In spite of the ruggedness and age of the structure, don’t you find the light and staircase particularly inviting?
Lipsitt Photography creates Impactful Images with unique travel and nature photographs intended to create emotion, tell a story, or transport you to a different place. These Impactful Images were captured in locations around the world, so they can allow you to bring a unique memory or new perspective from these places into your home."
LOCATION: On the Bay City Riverwalk Loop on the east side the Saginaw River, near Uptown Drive, Bay City, Michigan 48708