30 x 12 x 12 cm (HxWxD)
Serie of 8
VENADO (Deer in Spanish) is a small resin sculpture of a girl with a deer hat.
This is a special tribute to the sacred deer of Huichol culture in Mexico. This is a prehispanic culture that survived along the conquest, and keep alive their traditions, especially their connection to the earth, to nature and to the ancient myths.
The combination of a Deer mask on a woman body talks about the mysterious of life, and our deep connection to this beautiful planet.
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. That’s how we build our personality.
This piece has a black and white patina.