OTTO il BASSOTTO
A TRIBUTE TO MY FAITHFUL CANINE FRIEND
The name OTTO translated into Italian means ‘eight’ which symbolizes infinity.
OTTO is to be presented at this year’s 2019 Venice Art Biennale, being shown to the world at the European cultural center (ECC) and showcased in a notable size of 170 m at the “Giardini della Marinaressa”
Manuela Mollwitz is a polyhedral artist of German origin,has based her mission on her audience by combining contemporary Art and design whilst remaining faithful to her own inner experiences and life journey. She has lived and worked in Ticino, Switzerland for more than 20 years and is an artist that is constantly looking for new inspirations and ideas by experimenting, changing and refining her works. This enable her to offer the public a variety of paintings, sculptures and jewelry whilst encasing in each piece her personal touch increasing uniqueness and originality and giving us the opportunity to connect on many different levels. The creation of “OTTO” her signature dachshund sculpture commenced in 2013, at the Perseo Art Foundry in Switzerland. It came from an idea made with love of her own pet dachshund. “OTTO” received a remarkable commercial response, soon becoming a registered design and her own trademark in addition to the most successful project to date.
The different meanings of “OTTO” have received a flurry of interest internationally.
“Morally sustainable Art can make a difference reinforcing inner serenity if directed to the value of beauty and responsibility towards our planet.
My mission is to integrate ancient Arts with contemporary expression’s”.