50 x 15 x 15 cm (HxWxD)
PHANES is a bronze sculpture of a winged woman and a pilot helmet.
She is a modern Icarus: she is a woman ready to change everything in her life, she is still doubting, but we also are sure she soon will take off. Her story is about a strong woman made by herself.
She has a strong desire to fly, to reach her goals, so she built herself a pair of home made wings, like a backpack, to free herself. She doesn’t need to be validate by anybody. She know who she is.
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 green patina with golden details, polished to reveal the natural bronze color.
The black patina is made from the green one, after a burning process, so magical and mystical.
Please remember that this piece is part of a serie of 6, and the patina (colors) can vary a little from piece to piece (I always try to make them the most similar, but part of the beauty of patinas is exactly their uniqueness).