DANIELA D'AVINO
paintings, sculptures, drawings



Selected Works

 Family memories
 Fungi
 Multitude
 Hope is the last to hit
 Alice
 Bocca della VeritÓ

  Oltreconfine/Abnormal

 Plugins for fridge
 Freaks
 Watercolors



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Chiba, Alice, 2006
styrofoam, plaster, latex, cm275x300x300
Hendrik Christian Andersen Museum Rome, Italy

Abnormal, is a 2006 site specific sculptural winning project of the Oltreconfine Art Prize in
Hendrik Christian Andersen Museum Rome curated by Francesca Cavallo and sponsored by
MACRO, DARC, and UniversitÓ La Sapienza Rome, Italy.

A tribute to the sculptor Hendrik Christian Andersen (Bergen, 1872 - Rome, 1940)
and his monumental plaster sculptural groups that never left his "house-museum".

Andersen's philosophy was that art could change humanity and produce perfection. Starting
from his obsessive search of perfection, harmony and the monumental heavy sculptures
trapped in a room, i created, in collaboration wit the artist Mauro Cifaratti, three sculptures
in styrofoam, plaster and latex:

Alice cm300x275x300
Hieronymus cm130x200x120
Hendrik cm140x440x140.

Alice is trapped inside a pumpkin, inside her perfect world. Alice is a pumpkin who want to be
a child. Trapped in a room, free to be, Alice is huge but she is very light. Alice is a man
trapped in her body, like Hendrik, the sculptor, in love with the American writer Henry James.
Alice is wonderland, where you can hide for a while.










Chiba, Hendrik, 2006
styrofoam, plaster, latex, cm140x440x140
Hendrik Chrisian Andersen Museum Rome, Italy

Hendrik is a being trapped more than in his gigantism, in is anatomy. Unable to move, he
seem condemned to an eternal state of imperfection, a continuos mutation kept in balance only
by the infantile element, the doll's arm stretched out to seek a foothold to free himself from his
dramatic condition.











Chiba, Hieronymus, 2006
styrofoam, plaster, latex, cm130x200x120
Hendrik Christian Andersen Museum Rome, Italy

Hieronymus is a tribute to the visonary work of the great dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch
(1453-1516) who with great irony painted man's conflicts with the rules imposed by religious
morality, his works range from dream to madness, exactly where Hieronymus, the sculptur,
remains suspended, in the ambiguous gesture of defense or attack, a huge green fish with one
arm stratched high and ready to wield a dagger.