Mother, is appropriated and reinterpreted multiple times through a historical icon of western art. That imposing hanging face speaks of how each generation changes through the years and how we understand things as we grow and evolve. The mask hides many things but also reveals others, skin and bones, family jewels, chains and fungi helps us understand that nothing is what it seems and that no one escapes the transformation that occurs over time. The work studies the first layer and what is inside. Beauty, art and creation are recognized in decomposition, in what is undervalued or discarded, such as costume jewelry or rotten fruit that act as a blanket on the ground.
© Luciana Rondolini 2021