Tuesday, April 29, 2014

BEAUTY: Sculpture--Livio Scarpella

Italian artist Livio Scarpella works in many mediums but perhaps his most startling works are done in marble. He created a series of classical busts but each figure is embedded with a quartz crystal or mineral "heart" as it were...an interesting confluence of two natural textures, but also an arresting metaphor that links us to something much older and more visceral. These ghostly, veiled figures are clearly still moving, but are not quite of our world anymore...

There are many examples of his work on the net but I can't find a dedicated site for him. If anyone finds one, let me know: I'd love to post the link.

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