Monday, February 6, 2012
Through a fabulous twist, I Birkenstalked* into Signori Gori's Celle Estate to linger in the lashes of his landscaped bliss. A patron of the arts, he invites mind-blowing artists to take residency at his Italian outpost in return for their landscape installations on the property. Beverly Pepper, Cy Twombly, Sol Le Wit, Richard Serra and Robert Morris are but a few that fill his guest book and local permit rap sheet. Hiking through his back 40 leaves your chin brushing your shin in awe.
*Birkenstalked: To visit a foreign, national treasure with obsessive delight while backpacking through Europe. A personal portmanteau fav- new word, don't look it up.