With The Jaunt’s last trip to the island of Sicily, they bring 2015 to an end. And now they have the ﬁnal result from AKACorleone to show you. A vivid print which speaks to the imagination while capturing the rich variety and history of Sicily. As AKACorleone himself explains:
‘I tried to go to Sicily with very few expectations, to not be disappointed. Obviously I expected to discover a place full of history, not the pretty fairy tales kind, but the gritty, heavy history of Sicily. Catania was the ﬁrst surprise. I knew very little about this harbor city and I found a city filled with a beautiful decay. It’s a mix of history, monuments, statues and dark alleys. Because of the harbor it feels like a place where different kinds of people pass by, each with their own influences.’
‘The most unforgettable moment was the trip I made to Corleone. It was so much more than I expected. Since Corleone is the birthplace of the Cosa Nostra, I was afraid it would be a little town overrun by Godfather merchandising. But there was nearly no trace of it. It is honestly a very typical village albeit with a very dark past. Corleone is also home of CIDMA, the Maﬁa and Anti-Maﬁa museum. Somehow I could feel the weight of the Cosa Nostra and the Omerta in this town, but it’s something I can’t really explain.
‘For the print I used my own visual references I picked up along the way. I tried to explore the heavy heritage of Sicily through the visual references I found alongside the beautiful decay of the island. A combination that makes this place unique.’
This screenprint is a unique piece of art. Its hand printed in an edition of 50 pieces on 250gsm revive paper and measures 50×70 centimetres. It is signed and numbered by the artist himself.
The last few prints are available from The Jaunt print archive over at: