“L'Arco - in - cielo” is located at the beginning of the crags, in the wildest and deepest part of the Negombo park. It is located across the path of the sun and emphasizes its birth and sunset. The cryptic and mysterious writing of the Arc, made up of edges, broken lines, points, triangles and wedges, unfolds and changes continuously, with the same slowness of the path of the sun. The play of shadows and lights enhances the lines and shapes that make up the arch and that overflow and break the regularity of the tiles and of the arched curve itself. A wedge-arrow opens the narrative; two crossed arrows pointing inwards close it. It is a time-path that gathers on itself and can be read in its two senses or in the opposite direction by those who cross the threshold arc.
Speaks about the current human condition. So anyone who passes or stops can find written on the arch, in an unknown language, his story, the one of others and recognize himself. An arch, moreover made in ceramic, innovates the idea of the door, broadens its senses: the door is no longer just a portal and opening, but it is a threshold, which is transit and stop, or even a line of union and separation between the things. The threshold is in fact the border line, which the ancients expressed with the figure of Janus, the power of two faces, with a third mysterious hidden face that corresponds to the mind's eye of Shiva. Thus the Arch combines its color and its shape with the many colors and shapes of the garden and the sensuous and Dionysian terrestrial nature of the place, adding an excess of meaning, which is typical of the human creative gesture, with its visionary eye.