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LA NIÑA AJOLOTE

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LA NIÑA AJOLOTE Sculpture - Limited Edition of 8

Francesca Dalla Benetta

Mexico

Sculpture, Bronze on Bronze

Size: 5.9 W x 18.5 H x 6.7 D in

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La niña Ajolote is a bronze sculpture of a girl wearing an Ajolote costume . Ajolote is a Mexican endemic animal with a backbone that can regenerate the form and function of almost any limb, organ or other part of the body. It is a salamander with the unusual characteristic of retaining its larval features in its adult life. The axolotl is found only in the Xochimilco (pronounced Sochimilco) lake complex, near Mexico City. This piece is a tribute to the country of adoption of the artist, and it is also a metaphor of resilience, the ability to overcome difficulties and regenerate It is part of a project calles Los Niños y Sus Amigos Imaginarios (Children and their imaginary friends). It is a special tribute to Children’s nature, to their capacity to see through this reality, to maintain the innocence, to have faith in the impossible, to always hope, be spontaneous, be authentic. In this sculpture, the little girl has a Ajolote as a Guide and as a friend.: it is not clear if the animal is a dress or a pet, and the artist like to keep this mistery. Please remember that this piece is part of a serie of 8, and the patina (colors) can vary a little from piece to piece (I always try to make them the most similar, but part of the beauty of patinas is exactly their uniqueness)

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Sculpture:Bronze on Bronze

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:8

Size:5.9 W x 18.5 H x 6.7 D in

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I'm available for commissions. If you like some artwork that was sold, please let me know: I can make something special for you! STATEMENT: Francesca Dalla Benetta's work is characterized by mixed anatomies and forms. Human faces and bodies are combined with different textures, skins and elements, giving rise to hybrid beings. Through her aesthetics, in balance between the classic and the surreal, the artist studies the themes of transformation, sense of belonging and self-perception, the ability to adapt, stereotypes and categorization. She searches for the fine line that separates personal identity from social conventions, sanity from madness, studying the differences between perception and reality. Francesca's figures are a look inward and out of control, they are a way of containing the uncontainable. The stories of each character, isolated in an intimate and unreal dimension, are reflections on the identity of misfits and the many facets of being. As an artist, her most important task is to communicate and stimulate a different way of feeling and thinking. She mainly resorts to sculpture because it is a lasting solidity in contrast to the volatility of though BIOGRAPHY I was born in Florence, Italy, in a hot summer day. My childhood was filled with a grandmother that takes me around all the museums of the city and tells me all the wonderful stories of the life of great Renaissance artists. And when I’m not with grandma, I spent long afternoons drawing, painting or making small sculptures. I was told that at the age of 4 years I made a series of portraits so impressively resembling to my entire family, that everybody pictured me as a future great famous artist. Years later, when choosing high school, art school seems the most natural thing. Unfortunately mom and dad do not agree. What kind of a job is to be an artist? You don’t want to starve doing portraits in the church square! Then, having no choice, I attended five years of Science High School, followed by the University, the Faculty of Physics. I’ve got the best grades but I’m not happy at all. Unexpectedly in the mid of my studies and against the wishes of the parents, I decide out of the blue to leave the university to try to enter the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, the secular Brera. The summer of 1999 begins my biggest and most challenging dream: studying art. So excited! After four years, I graduated.

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