The Orticanoodles Street Artists collective has created a work located at the rear of the Oratorio Nostra Signora di Lourdes in Massa where the new CARITAS reception centre is to be built. The Orticanoodles formed by Walter (Wally) Contipelli and Alita are well known both in Italy and internationally for their giant murals, characterized (mostly) by portraits of famous characters made unique by their unmistakable style.
The work, created with the help of former students from the Institute F. Palma in Massa (and others) sees the figure of Papa Francesco as the main character: an ecclesiastical symbol of renewal as well as a man of faith and prophet of hope. His representation is intended to be a direct and clear message expressed in a contemporary language that is related to the objectives of the new activities that will be carried out within the new centre.
Within the structure a second subject will be created based around Santa Madre Teresa di Calcutta. This represents compassion, care and respect for the needy: current and highly relevant humanistic themes. The venture was sponsored by the Massa City Council, supported through sponsorship by the Department for Regional Promotion through institutional communications and curated by Marco Mirko Nani.