The Capodoglio Giovanni is a work conceived with the scientific collaboration of Sabina Airoldi and the collaboration of Valeria D’Ambrosio, Stefania Rinaldi, Maurizio Giani, Stefano Giovacchini. Designed in 2017, it was realised in 2019 and exposed for the first time in September 2019 at the Botanic Garden of the University of Florence and in November 2019 at Ecomondo in Rimini. The sculpture reproduces the shape of the real Capodoglio in the Pelagos Park, in its true 12 metres height. It is made up of about 4,000 pieces of polylaminate. Three months were employed for its realisation and without the substantial help of the 15 volunteers from different countries, it would not have been possible to complete the work: Beatrice Beneforti, Benedetta Chiari, Carla Riera, Christel Jonsson, Federico Niccolai, Giacomo Salerno, Ian Bertolucci, Irene Lupi, Irene Rovani, Katherine Desjardins, Lennart Persson, Noela Lotti, Robin De Santis, Silvia Iannotta, Ton Riera.
The creative process became thus a form of active participation with the aim of developing an interest towards artistic creative paths with the use of waste materials and non-recyclable waste. The internal structure is made of steel rods, whereas for the exterior the aluminum parts of polylaminate were used (i.e. the popular containers for liquids, milk, yogurt, etc.) Giovanni imparts an important message for everyone because the delicate balance of our ecosystem is seriously threatened by human activities. For decades the themes of environmental safeguard and the pollution of the oceans has been emphasised by scientists and researchers worldwide.