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ORIGAMI Sculpture

Francesca Dalla Benetta

Mexico

Sculpture, Bronze on Bronze

Size: 11.8 W x 26 H x 9.8 D in

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Origami is a bronze sculpture of a child playing with paper and scissors: he made himself a paper hat. He has a tender and naughty expression on his face, as the children have when they did something they shouldn’t have done: the hand that hides a scissor and the look in the eyes of the boy makes you wonder that he is plotting something. Francesca loves to work with children portraits, because of their innocence and their capacity of wonder. It is part of a project called Los Niños y Sus Amigos Imaginarios (The 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 have hope, to be spontaneous, to be authentic. In this sculpture, the little boy is playing with simple object, but on his mind he is creating wonderful adventures. This piece has a black patina with golden details, polished to reveal the natural bronze color. The gems of the crown are polished with a special garnish to mega their shine. This piece is a unique bronze sculpture, one of a kind. The size includes the base.

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Sculpture:Bronze on Bronze

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:11.8 W x 26 H x 9.8 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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