Dubai, UAE: When I first saw this work by Elisabetta DiMaggio at Art Dubai 2012, from a distance, it felt like a similar similar to Acid-Corrosion cast by Gunther von Hagens (which I’ve already covered), only browner.
Showcased at the Laura Bulian Gallery, the gallerist explained to me that the live ivy was actually cut by hand with the scalpel. Imagine the time consuming process to peel away the flesh from the leaves. Unfortunately, upon more web research, I have not been able to find anymore information on this talented lady’s work (the link doesn’t work at the Laura Bulian Gallery website).
The other piece of work is a series of 3 glass jars lined by rose prickles. If I do find more information on this artist, I will update this blog post.