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I studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence and Carrara. I live in a country house in Sardinia with my husband, four kids and my Westie. My work is constantly inspired by nature, in all its forms.

Cradle of Incivility

By paolafalconi   /     Jul 05, 2019  /     My art

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With this artwork I describe today’s world, a place where the exaggerated consumption of material goods together with human greediness is destroying the earth. I describe the invasion of plastic, of useless and polluting goods which are only useful for filling our inner emptiness and which we do not need for real.

All of this burden is borne by nature, by the beauty that surrounds us and by the health of all the living beings, in a spiral which ultimately culminates in a cradle made of garbage where an innocent baby to whom we are handing over a world he does not deserve, sleeps.

Making this artwork involved me greatly both physically and spiritually. After the endless flood in the area in Sardinia where I live in, I went to the beach as I am used to do and I found a disaster. I picked up pieces of wood and, together with them, old fishing lines, fishing weights, fishhooks, plastic, toys, pieces of glass… (more…)

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Pure Joy – Pura gioia

By paolafalconi   /     Feb 16, 2019  /     My art

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This artwork was conceived on a cold January evening, when my husband Mario brought me to the new headquarters of his business, “The Net Value” in “Viale la plaia 15” in Cagliari. I wanted to give him an artwork for the inauguration of this wonderful place, which aims at being both a working space and a meeting point for the start-ups and the innovators’ community of the city.

We got into a vast board room, with a long table and a wide empty wall; being alone in the silence of the room, I put myself in front of it and I carefully looked at it, waiting for the inspiration to come. Luckily, after a few days, I clearly pictured in my mind the artwork I wanted to make.

So, I came back to the construction site of the new offices of “The Net Value” and I started working.

 

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A new beginning

By paolafalconi   /     Nov 08, 2018  /     Inspiring moments, My art

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On a September morning I had breakfast with my friend Laura Sechi in my favorite Café in town: the historical “Svizzero”. After having sipped a tasty coffee, we went to the nearby via Sassari where Laura and her business partner Rita are now setting up their restaurant.

Laura and Rita, both with very successful careers, have decided to change their job, embracing a new adventure. Great, isn’t it?! Particularly now that their kids have grown up. Rita always wanted to start her own business; Laura, a great cook and food blogger thanks to her well known “Cooking Laura” blog, had a great dream. She wanted to open her restaurant to do what she likes most: cooking.

A new beginning

A new beginning – Detail

A few weeks later, Rita and Laura asked me to make a piece of art for their restaurant. Filled with happiness, I started thinking, designing and sketching an artwork that could fit the place, the spirit of the restaurant and its owners.

In a rainy afternoon, I invited them in my studio along with the designer that worked at the refurbishment of the place and I showed them the sketches of my proposal. The following day I was commissioned to create the artwork :).

A new beginning

In the making… in my studio

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Art in Porto Cervo Marina

By paolafalconi   /     Aug 20, 2018  /     Inspiring artists, Inspiring moments, My art

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Last weekend I went to Porto Cervo Marina to the vernissage of a collective exhibition in which I participated with a selection of six sculptures.

Left: Quiete and Silenzio. Right: Abbraccio and Untitled

 

I am very happy of having been involved in this exhibition in my beloved Gallura which, together with the whole of Sardinia, has always been a huge source of inspiration. The sky, the colours, the Mediterranean scrub vegetation, the rocks sculpted by the wind and the sea, the silences and the perfumes of my motherland which have inspired many sculptures I exposed. And seeing them in that context made me joyful because it seemed like as if they were at home.

Maestrale. Fiberglass and Polystirene. 200x150x200 cm

Maestrale. Fiberglass and Polystirene. 200x150x200 cm

In the small square of Porto Cervo Marina, other than the “Semi Verticali” made by Pinuccio Sciola, there are sculptures made by Alessandro Lobino, Chelita Riojas Zuckermann, Szymon Oltarzewsky and my “Maestrale” made of fiberglass. Close by, Immobilsarda’s offices host some artworks by Eliane Aerts, Massimo Golfieri, Adolfo Macciocco, Raphael Mazzucco, Jean Pierre Ramos and Licia Sanna, but also some sculptures made by me and other sculptors who exhibit outside in the little square. (more…)

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“Maestrale” Sculpture – Artrooms Fair Rome 2018

By paolafalconi   /     Mar 10, 2018  /     Inspiring moments, My art

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Participating in Artrooms Fair in Rome has been a rather enriching experience. I arrived in Rome on a Wednesday morning, after a snowfall which entirely covered the eternal city in white. At first, I was afraid that the snow could block the transportation of my sculpture but, with all the doubts flying away, I could not wait to open the box containing the sculpture to see if it was still intact.

Packing "Maestrale" in Cagliari

Packing “Maestrale” in Cagliari

Unpacking "Maestrale" in Rome

Unpacking “Maestrale” in Rome

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