135 x 69 x 35 cm (HxWxD)
Epoxic Clay, Resin, Glass Eyes, Inks
OCCHIO NON VEDE CUORE NON DUOLE (means “Eye does not see heart does not hurt” in Italian) is sculpture of a Phocomelic fat guy with flowers and eyes all over his body.
The artist wanted to represent this terrible deformity and malformation as a beauty, making a tribute to what is not considered esthetic traditionally.
It is part of a larger project called Unconventional Beauty, where the artist is interested in working with fantastic creatures and deformed anatomies in order to find the fascination and the tenderness in the ugly.
She looks for an anti-classical esthetics, more interested in what can shock and call the attention. Francesca is experimenting with materials and with forms, and this is her very firs collection as a sculptor.
Her influences in this period are fantastic movies and literature, Sci-Fi, cyberpunk, filmmakers as Lynch, Cronenberg and Swankmayer.
She is interested in dreams as a way to cut off rationality from choices.