inspire me... Livio Scarpella

Monday, September 29, 2014

There's something about fabric and flesh carved in stone that just takes my breath away. Those were always the sculptures that made me stop and look twice at the museum, or actually made me pay attention in art class. It boggles my mind how something so solid can look so soft...

So when I came across Livio Scarpella's series "Ghost Underground," my heart skipped a beat. The real beauty of the series is that it's classic ideas made contemporary by a few minor changes. A bit of detailing in the lace, or the flower crown. And then, the crystals embedded into the heart of the sculpture, representing the soul of the character. Different stones symbolize different moral orientations, which gives these statues a level of humanity.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, Jes, same for me. I have these feelings that I call art-gasms where I'm so moved by art/music that I cry. It's only happened 3 times in my life, so it's rare. The first time it happened was when I saw a photo of Michelangelo's The Pieta. I'm not religious AT ALL, but I felt everything in that sculpture. I can't even describe the feeling.


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