ONE SMALL SEED MAGAZINE Issue #30 dig.05 - Page 26
His artwork and sculpture, which he has an
intense emotional attachment to, represents
important phases in his life.
Phase One - “Extra Moenia”
Phase Two - “The Guardians”
Phase Three - “Beetles”.
is like the
Phase One (“Extra Moenia”) consists of bronze
sculptures, created in the male form, and
emerging out of and protruding into walls…
almost like they are floating in air. This phase
resembled a difficult passage in time for
Pugliese - a complex period in his life. People
often ask him: ‘Why men?’ The reason being
is that there is a strong biographical meaning
attached. “Extra Moenia” tells his story in a
literal sense of the word, whereby this phase is
is like the birth and struggle of Pugliese - he is
emerging and ‘coming out’ as an artist.