I saw the face of Christ taking shape in the forge of the master Ucchino, among the sparks of the blowtorch. I was in Savoca on a spur overlooking the valley near the mountain in whose cavern a pagan god, Vulcan, forged his iron creatures among the flames of fire. Today a Christian artist has redeemed, with new technique, the inert material to ensure it a stainless survival. In the work now completed, it is prodigious as in the look of steel it seems to soften and like the tall figure and the gestures seem to be covered by a breath that animates them. The Eternal Wayfarer has thus resumed his journey; he goes out to the people asking for peace and love. We cannot ignore Him, as when he passed by us many times, and we did not recognize Him. Thank you, Nino Ucchino, for reminding us that he always walks among us.
Turi Vasile (Filmmaker writer)