Bronze sculpture details
The empty right hand lying in the left, she appears to be a beggar. As unrecognizable as happiness itself, she is anything but: she is an offerer trying to give the beholder a gift of whatever wish he imagines in this hand. She knows that the most important things are invisible to the eye.
Edition in bronze, cast using the lost wax technique, chased and patinated by hand.
Giovanni de Angelis
Giovanni de Angelis grew up in a family of artists on Ischia. His talent and his interest in the fine arts were therefore encouraged early on. At the young age of eleven, he was already considered a “wunderkind” and won his first prize (the Milan “Primo Premio del Fanciullo Artista”, the “First Prize for a Boy Artist”), and the next year, the twelve-year-old spent time at the studio of the renowned sculptor Alexander Zschokke in Basel.