I was very honored and delighted to see my sculpture in the Piazza del Duomo di Pietgrasanta.
It was a wonderful opportunity to share with the citizens of Pietrasanta and friends, my marble sculpture “Selene” before
her departure for Newport News, Virginea, USA.
I am honored to announce that my sculpture “Selene” will be exhibited in the Piazza in Pietrasanta for a special preview, before it’s sent to the United States. The Piazza del Duomo is Pietrasanta’s premiere exhibition space and the heart of its artistic life, and is very dear to me.
The time to see it it short – from 10am the 18th to sunset on the 20th of September, 2013.
Domenico Lombardi, the Mayor of Pietrasanta may give a welcome greeting at noon, on the 18th, but this has not been confirmed as of yet.
Photo by Giorgio Cespa.
These are photos from the reception to celebrate the completion of my marble sculpture “Selene,” at the studio of Nicola Stagetti.
Celebrating the completion of a complicated or large work has been a tradition in the marble studios and bronze foundries of Pietrasanta. It’s a way to thank the artisans who were also involved in the realization of the sculpture and to share the piece with other fellow artists and friends.
Pictured in the last photo are Nicola Stagetti and myself in front of the finished piece. Find out more about Nicola Stahetti’s sculpture studio by visiting his website, linked here.
Finally she is complete!
Work on “Selene,” my commission for the Newport News Public Art Foundation is finished. The statue is 138cm x 133cm x 220cm, weighing nearly four tons.
I will be celebrating its completion with my fellow workers – some of Pietrasanta’s famed Artigiani who work at the Studio Stagetti, who helped me in the realization of the piece.
I extend the invitation to you, dear readers, to come and toast with me.
The event takes place this Saturday, the 7th of September at 6pm at the Studio Stagetti.
Click here for a map with directions.
See you all there!