In Giovanni Oberti's work, time acts by accumulation and by stratification. It is memory, it is sedimentation of affections, it is unveiling. The artist shows this stratification, makes it work, gives it a meaning, makes it proper, while acting in the same way, charging with meaning what, around him, seems to correspond to himself, to his feeling and thinking. After all, he only picks up what he calls to be part of his world and covers it with a veil, sometimes real, sometimes immaterial but equally perceptible. Oberti gives the object a sense of its own, autonomous, which returns changed to the sender, through the eye of the observer. Thus, even the observer, specularly on the otherside of the production process, has deposited his dust, hismoisture, his veil on the object.