TONI COSTA - sculptor

Ladies

In the summer 2012 I started following a new path: an interesting tribute to the beauty and sinuosity of the female body, even if, actually, there is no body. I sometimes have an odd feeling when lookimg at some of my recent sculptures and I can't explain where they come from. I feel that I am only a maker, a vehicle which allows this creation to come to life. So the sculpture becomes a trip into unknown spaces, and I am curious to see what will happen... I need to give no name or title to my sculptures: I am against “labelling”. If a sculpture is successful, it should talk to the observer. If it doesn't have anything to tell, it is not a title that gives a meaning.

These sculptures have been completely emptied till thy are 1 to 3 cm thick. What remains is ”the dress”, there is no person inside. One of the secrets to make this kind of works is to empty the bole while the wood is still fresh keeping it humid and far from heat. The ageing of the whole bole could create cracks that would turn the bole into a useless piece of wood. Through such works I am discovering that hollowness is as important as fullness, it gives way to imagination and allows you to create the identity you like.

FORTUNA - Cedro - h 116 cm - 2015

FLAMENCA - Robinia - h 132 cm - 2015

MARINA - Cipresso - h 148 cm - 2015

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AMBRA - Pino strobo - h 128 cm - 2013

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BOLLICINE - Liriodendro - h 115 cm - 2014

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BOLLICINE - Liriodendro - h 115 cm - 2014

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HARIEL - Cedro - h 183 cm - 2013

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HARIEL - Cedro - h 183 cm - 2013

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TAO - Pino strobo con bruciature - h 152 cm - 2013

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MISSI - Pino marittimo - h 153 cm - 2012

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BIANCA - Pioppo - h 78 cm - 2013

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BIANCA - Pioppo - h 78 cm - 2013

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AMANDA - Ciliegio - h 142 cm - 2014

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