STATUES & THEIR PHILOSOPHY

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AUTHENTICITY

5 LINES SYMBOL

I engrave this mark onto my bronzes and use it as a seal on the Authenticity Certificate I deliver to each customer.

3 horizontal lines represent the natural plan in which Man comes to live a ‘miraculous’ combination of inner and outer movements of the body, thoughts and emotions. In time, a slice of bread becomes physical body without our direct intervention or control. Similarly, context, education and information and experiences gathered along the way, become 'natural' mind-body and emotion body. 2 vertical lines stand for the existence of a higher intentional or conscious plan to life. Experiences, such as unconditional love, creative thoughts and imagination, can be accessed. The points where vertical and horizontal cross represent gates which conscious attention opens.

Selected work from the collection.

READINESS IS ALL

Graziella Curreli. Icarus, Cold Patina,

ICARUS

Inspired by Shakespeare’s words “Readiness is all!" (Hamlet)

Necessity equals ambition!

For Icarus, necessity means escaping the labyrinth in which his Father, Daedalus, him-self and the Mino-taur (huge dirty secret of King Minos’s family) are trapped.

Brueghel, the older, painted an exceptional version of the fall of Icarus: a non-event to the world. As tragic as it is, the fall is insignificant when compared to the will because while power to succeed relies on ‘circumstances’, willingness does not!

CAN SHE WEEP?

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AMOR FATI

Love of Fate... Is she about to touch the globe and distribute to man the circumstances and events their lives?

If so, she must convey a sense of necessity going beyond human interpretation. When trust prevails, is it not true that all lives are equal? Though I wonder: Does she has a 'fate'? And, does she know how to weep?

GOD CHASING YOU

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LEDA

Instead of sculpting a Zeus/Swan coming from above down to earth, I would have him coming from below, to reach Leda.

THE MASK

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MAGNIFICO!

If life is indeed a play, know your role, which mask to wear and you will be 'Magnifico!'

REMOVING THE BANDAGE

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LADY JUSTITIA

Inspired by Martin Luther King's words: Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Bandage removed, inner eyes open, she carries the scale like a king a scepter. 

WHO CAN HELP?

NEW ICARUS, Original wax by Graziella Cu

NEW ICARUS

Quote from a friend: "Who is able to keep the world safe? Is it the world itself? Or is the whole constellation rather unsafe for this world being so alone in the Universe. Icarus symbolises this."

FACES OF LOVE

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PASIPHAE

Love as imposition! King Minos of Crete insulted Poseidon by refusing to offer him, in sacrifice, his most beautiful bull . The God punishes him by imposing on his wife, Pasiphae, great desire for the animal her husband wanted so much to keep. From this union, the Minotaur is born.

FATHERHOOD

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SPORTS

Inspired by a father who knows the educational benefit of practicing a sport so he decided to teach and manage a football club. I imagined a child entering the field for the first time.

SOUND OF THE UNIVERSE

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ORIGINE

A woman, touches a drum, as a symbol for creation of life in our Universe.

BELONGING

TRUST

TRUST

A sculpture created with the precise intention to radiate trust , harmony and peace between creation and creator. 

IL FAUT NAÎTRE DEUX FOIS

ANGEL VICTORY, Original welding hands&dr

ANGEL VICTORY

Inspired by Christian Bobin who wrote "Il nous faut naître deux fois pour vivre un peu. Il faut naître par la chair et naître par l'âme."

FREEDOM

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NARCISSUS

Narcisse surprised (a sound? a presence?) turns his attention to include the outside world. Instantaneously, he becomes free from the obsessive self love he was cursed with.

THE RETURN

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PRODIGAL SON

After Jheronimus Bosch. External signs of poverty symbolising inner poverty. He is seen as he turns around (changes) symbolically returning to his 'wealth', a 'home' he left but belongs to.

TRIBUTE TO...