Paola Grizi Captures Deep Emotions Through Unusual Faces

By: Meghan Young - Jun 25, 2015
References: paola-grizi.artparks & mymodernmet
There are reasons why people often prefer books over movies -- a reason that Italian artist Paola Grizi captures beautifully. She creates terracotta sculptures of books that are then adorned with faces. Whether emerging from within the pages of the book or part of the cover, Paola Grizi's faces are full of deep emotion, which appears to channel the medium being represented itself.

Books connect with people on meaningful levels, something that Paola Grizi shows through her work. Yet more than that, she writes in her artist statement, "Sometimes the faces emerge from the material are as epiphanies of the consciousness." Raw on so many levels, the sculptures are surreal enough that people will be able to project their own beliefs, emotions and more on them.