Florence-based industrial designer Paolo Fumagalli is also a sculptor of contemporary conceptual pieces who works with mixed media. The contrasting materials, often a mix of hard and soft, are what lead to further contemplation. Mother Tongue is evidence of this with a soft tongue curling out of a hard shell, or the contrast between the polystyrene foam pellets held by the glass container in the form of a cross. Within these hard, protective cases lurks substance that is prone to more movement of spirit.
Artist: Paolo Fumagalli
Handle With Care (Faith)