Visiting an exhibition of Benedetta Mori Ubaldini should resemble entering a playroom where the decorations on the walls have become alive and occupy the space.
I’ve always loved wire as artistic medium, for the delicate intricacies it creates and for the patient and sapient work I am sure it requires. The sculptures by Mori Ubaldini appear rooted to the ground but light and impalpable all together. You can easily figure them lifting from the ground with the minimum breeze and freely hover like fairy-tale creatures.
Italian Benedetta Mori Ubadini says that she opted for chicken-wire because it allowed her to create sculptures that are transparent and light, just like the imagery of her childhood. At the same time they have an almost ghostlike quality, as if they were the fading traces of passed memories. Between poetic and playful, her animals could not but invade outdoor spaces as well.
Mori Ubaldini also uses balloons for what she calls her ‘Ugly Art’, a part of her artistic production humorously addressing sexuality and body issues. You can see more visiting her website here.
All images courtesy of Benedetta Mori Ubaldini.
(via My Modern Metropolis)