30 x 11 x 16 cm (HxWxD)
Serie of 8
RINO is a bronze bust of a man with a rhino mask or hat.
The piece refers to the metaphorical meanings of the Rhino symbol in ancient cultures: agility, solitary, wisdom, paradox, freedom, stability, gratitude, longevity, judgment, and grounding and peace of mind.
For he artist, a Rhino reminds her a peaceful and wise creature, that doesnÕt rush in life, and ponder things with calm to make choices that are good for it, without judging others or being fearful of other judgments.
This piece is part of a special collection Francesca Dalla Benetta started in 2018, called Customs and Identities, and it is a reflection about how many costumes we wear in front of people, the society, family and so on. We have roles that are different for each person we meet in life, so we try to adapt and respond to that particular role. Sometime we align, sometimes we react. ThatÕs how we build our personality.
This piece has a black and green patina, the classical bronze colors.
The black patina is made from the green one, after the burning process, so magical and mystical.