Bronze sculpture details
»La Scarpa«, in English, »the shoe«, tells of the opposite. The young woman shown here is shedding the day’s exertions along with the shoe. She may not be a dancer, but the posture here is no less elegant, also creating beauty in movement.
Edition in bronze, cast using the lost wax technique, chased and patinated by hand.
Damiano Taurino comes from Salento, a region in Apulia which people often call the “boot heel” of Italy – an area in which the Greek and Messapian cultures mixed in ancient times, and which has been steeped in historical and mythological tales and traditions from time immemorial. This region, he says, still influences him today, even though he spent a portion of his schooldays and all his professional training in faraway Switzerland. Since returning to Italy in 1981, he has been living and working in Cesena in Emilia-Romagna.