Ala D'Amico
Sasso

Fountain pen ink and/or graphite on newsprint

36 x 24 inches and 36 x 48 inches

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Sasso (stone) was inspired by a small piece of travertine marble that Ala d’Amico found on a street in New York. Reclaimed during the Italian Fascist regime, travertine was associated with the building of the Roman Empire. D’Amico explains: “The whiteness of its surface and solid structure transmit a sense of purity and stability, but it is also a symbol loaded with overpowering emotions of submission and violence.” In contrast to the stone’s permanence is the fragility and transience of the prints.


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