Paper Sculptures-Dancing Grandmothers

Six paper sculptures arranged in a circle: is it a round dance? a Sirtaki? a gathering of Taranta? a timeless Mediterranean dance?
I worked with art catalogues:a work of art that turns into a catalog that is transformed into a new work of art.

I created six paper sculptures, made with books and at the center, Balance sculpture.

Balance-Myths and fairytale

Balance-paper sculpture

Dancing Grandmothers-Paper sculpture, origami, about 20X30cm, head in polymer clay, crown made with recycled jewelry material. Feng Shui book, 2011

The idea comes from a book by Clarissa Pinkola Estes:La danza delle grandi madri.

It is a propitiatory dance, in which we rediscover our roots to nourish and rejuvenate and be ready to dive into the global world without fear but with the added value of an identity reinforced by the opening of the new…

danza1-paper sculpture

danza1-paper sculpture

Dancing Grandmothers-Dance1-paper sculpture made with R.Guggenheim Nivola,Jocalia, Ilisso editor, 1999 book-head in polymer clay, about 40X40 cm. 2012

danza2-Paper Sculpture

danza2-Paper Sculpture

Dancing Grandmothers-Dance2-paper sculpture made with Elettrio Corda, La legge e la Macchia, 1985 book-head in polymer clay, about 40X50 cm. 2012

danza3-paper sculpture

danza3-paper sculpture

Dancing Grandmothers-Dance3-paper sculpture made with Caterina Lilliu, Genna Maria II,1-Il deposito votivo del mastioe del cortile, Universita’ di Cagliari. cattedra di antichita’ Sarde, Comune di Villanovaforru,Parco e museo arcgeologico, 1993 book-head in polymer clay, about 40X50 cm. 2012

danza4-paper sculpture

danza4-paper sculpture

Dancing Grandmothers-Dance4-paper sculpture paper sculpture made with R.Guggenheim, Nivola, Ilisso editor, 1999 book-head in polymer clay, about 40X40 cm. 2012

danza5-paper sculpture

danza5-paper sculpture

Dancing Grandmothers-paper sculpture made with R.Guggenheim Nivola, Jocalia, Ilisso editor, 1999 book-head in polymer clay, about 40X40 cm. 2012

danza6-paper sculpture

danza6-paper sculpture

Dancing Grandmothers-paper sculptures made with Maria Lai, Tenendo per mano il sole, Arte Duchamp, 2004 book-head in polymer clay, about 30X40 cm. 2012

Here a picture of the Grandmothers in a circle in the project room, MAN Museum

Balance-Grandmothers

Balance-Grandmothers

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Stefania Morgante

Italian artist, original painter, sculptor and photographer,
I have several experiences as a theatre editor, teacher of Drawing at school and advertising designer.
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