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Terracotta Book Sculptures

Paola Grizi Captures Deep Emotions Through Unusual Faces

— June 25, 2015 — Art & Design
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.
Trend Themes
1. Terracotta Sculptures - Opportunity to explore terracotta as a medium for expressing deep emotions and storytelling.
2. Emotional Art - Creating art that evokes deep emotions and personal connections, allowing viewers to project their own experiences onto the artwork.
3. Medium Integration - Exploring the integration of different artistic mediums, such as terracotta and books, to create unique and captivating sculptures.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Sculpture - Disruptive innovation opportunity in the art world by pushing boundaries of traditional mediums and creating emotionally charged sculptures.
2. Publishing - Opportunity to collaborate with artists to create visually stunning book covers that incorporate sculpture and evoke strong emotional connections with readers.
3. Home Decor - Incorporating terracotta book sculptures as unique home decor pieces that not only serve as artistic expression but also add depth and emotion to interior design.
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