“Under My Skin”

Concrete • Acrylic Paint • Alaska Glacial Stone

57”H x 12”W x 9”D

I met a young woman on the beach of Virginia Key, Miami; she was graceful and elegant. Her body was covered with outrageous tattoos, a way of expression and rebellion, she told me. She became the inspiration in the creation of this sculpture.

Working with concrete is fascinating; there is an intense preparation upfront and minimum improvisation in modeling. The cement, the armature and the gravity controlled my sculpting. I found freedom of expression in rendering and painting the tattoos all over the body of the sculpture. The use of a glacial stone from Alaska as pedestal adds uniqueness.

© 2018 by Ilaria Arpino