This sculpture interprets Aestas the Goddess of Summer’s bounty and her annual return to the earth. It depicts the face of a woman, her eyes are closed and her chin is longing for a loving caress. Her elongated neck leads to her lips and cheeks in anticipation of an awakening. Like a wild bouquet, flowers bloom all over her head and neck depicting joy and a renewal.
Symbolically this sculpture represents the miracle of transformation. In her endless wisdom, Nature shows us that all things change, and seasons are an example of this undeniable rule of life
Ilaria Arpino is an Italian sculptor, painter and conceptual artist who was born and raised in the foothills of the Italian Alps. She studied fine art, illustration and advertising in Torino, Italy.
Ilaria’s passion for art fueled her love to travel and live abroad. Her breadth of international experiences enhanced her creativity and gained her a clearer sense of self.
Stripped of her ordinary surroundings and people, Ilaria created new work that was featured in exhibitions across the USA, Italy, France, Thailand, Macao and China.
After living almost 12 years in South East Asia, Ilaria moved back to the USA; this time to Miami. In 2018 and 2019 Ilaria exhibited her work at Art Miami/ Art Basel.
Her new artistic approach was influenced by living in foreign countries and using traditional medias; this is vividly apparent in her most recent works.
In line with her international art path, in 2018 Ilaria won the prestigious Maradiva Art Residency in the Mauritius Island organized by Arte Laguna Venice, Italy and the Basu Foundation for the Arts based in Kolkata, India.
In September 2020 Ilaria’s work was featured at the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center in New York City; the groundbreaking art exhibition “The AD Art Show”.