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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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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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Silenzio

By paolafalconi   /     May 17, 2017  /     My art

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“Silenzio” is my latest sculpture. It is sculpted in tuff and it is born from my actual research.

With its soft shapes, it wants to evoque feelings of calmness, moments in which everything is about listening.

I like to stare at it and, in the absence of every action, let everything flow. It’s a reaction to the excessive stimuli of this historical moment, and it is also a recall to stop ourselves without feeling guilty if we do so.

 Silenzio

“Silenzio” è l’ultima scultura che ho fatto. E’ scolpita nel tufo e nasce dalla ricerca di questo periodo.

Vuole  evocare con le sue morbide forme sentimenti di calma, momenti in cui tutto è ascolto. 

Mi piace guardarla e in assenza di qualunque azione, lasciare scorrere ogni cosa. E’ una reazione all’eccesso di stimoli di questo momento storico, e anche  un richiamo alla necessità di fermarsi senza sentirsi in colpa se lo si fa.

Silenzio

Silenzio
Tufo 34 x 18 x 17 cm
2017

 

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Spes – Hope

By paolafalconi   /     Dec 11, 2016  /     Inspiring moments, My art

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I’m very happy to write a new post after a while 🙂

Today in my studio there is a beautiful winter light that is just hitting the table and I like it very much.

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In this period, I’m putting in order my artistic production and, looking back at my sculptures I thought I could talk about “Spes – Hope”.

The virtue of HOPE is important to me. It’s like a little insistent light that gives me the power to resist and keep going on when, looking around me, I would like to surrender to sadness and discouragement. But it’s not the case to surrender!

The wing that comes out from the oval figure, that represents life, is in fact “hope and novelty”.

Spes

Spes – 1994 50cm x 26cm x 72cm

In 1994 I was animated by such feelings when I thought and then realized this sculpture, but I think that they are still there and inside me.

The sculpture was presented at call for artists organized by the Nivola Museum. My great friend and mate at the Academy of Art Monica Lugas won that call with a wonderful sculpture called “Andalas – Pathways”.

Have a nice week 🙂

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