Author: Stefania Mussolino
Framework dimensions: 18x18cm
Sculpture dimensions: 7cm
It is a common gesture throughout Italy and perhaps throughout the world, but in Naples it takes on another meaning. The hand that does the deed is often hidden behind the back, accompanying a lie, a false statement to mislead others.
In reality, the Neapolitans are an open book, even when they try to hide something, they never quite succeed.
Stefania Mussolino established herself over time as a Neapolitan artisan and artist thanks to a personal and artistic research, moved by the desire to give shape to beauty through materials recovered almost everywhere and transformed into "frames".
In his creations you can discover the history, the folklore, the contrasts, the traditions of the Neapolitan culture. His sculptures catapult you into the heart of Naples, among the alleys of the historic center, a dense network of narrow streets full of history, art and local specialties full of antitheses that magically come together and "work". Thus the sacred approaches the profane and tradition discovers new forms to give life to beauty.
Her project of "Le mani" represents a sculptural collection, the result of a study by the artist and craftswoman, carried out on the world of gestures: a set of different colors and decorations with which to give or treat yourself to many objects with which to have fun decorating the own home.
The hands, initially, were made solely as a sculpture in resin. Thanks to the synergy with the GM Group - a leading company in the production of Italian handcrafted and made-to-measure frames, owner of part of the shares in the atelier - they have found a new dimension, that of paintings.