The woman behind the mask
my concept and my inspiration
The inspiration was born from the history of a craft of great charm, which is indissolubly tied to the city of Venice: the “codega”.
This figure, now no longer present, is bound to the dark: when there was no lighting in Venice, at sunset the city became completely dark;
the only lighting were the so-called “cesendeli” (like candles).
They were placed close to capitals and sacred images, but the brightness that came out from them was very low.
This is why the figure of the codega and its particular craft were born: to illuminate the way.
The mask, refers precisely to the codega, while the moon and the sun are the sources referable to the two types of existing lighting:
warm light and cold light.check my SCULPTURES