This Artist Used Wire Mesh to Recreate an Early Christian Church

By: Katherine Pendrill - Apr 6, 2016
References: facebook & dezeen
Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi recently made headlines for using wire mesh to reconstruct an early Christian church in Southern Italy. While the artist has used mesh to create many different sculptures over the years, his latest project helps to bring back a piece of Italy's history.

Tresoldi's latest work is located on an archaeological site in the Italian town of Siponto. The site is home to an early Christian church that was destroyed by earthquakes in the 13th century. Using information provided by the archaeologists, Tresoldi managed to recreate the ancient church out of wire mesh. To do so, he constructed several mesh structures that mimic the church's original columns, arched windows and domes.

By using contemporary materials to recreate an ancient structure, Tresoldi has managed to bring an element of the past into the modern era.