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Rosario Scafaro

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Sculptor Rosario Scafaro
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About Rosario Scafaro

Rosario lives in Acireale (Sicily-Italy), a small town between the sea and the slopes of volcano Etna.He gives thanks to his loved and hated volcano for a precious a millenial gift: the Lava Stone, one of
the most ancient and noble materials from the Earth, the stone which became art, ornamental objects, sculptures, interior decorations, solutions for architecture...and its originality, expressiveness, versatility, resistance allow to recognize it as a unique product all over the world. He gives thanks as well, to the blue sea, shining sun, coloured land of his own Sicily, which all around him managed to transform into art. That same art he is breathing everyday and he attempt to embed in his art works
thus to feel with someone the same breath.

Biography / CV of Rosario Scafaro

42 years old, Rosario is not a sculptor, not an artist, he did not attend Art School, he only is a self-taught, an craftsman as many others living there who are proud of being so.

Artist Statement of Rosario Scafaro

All my art works, or for better say handcraft works, are signed with the name `EtnaMadre`, just because I strongly wish to embed on them its own origin and furthemore because this name means
collaboration with others sicilian craftsmen, living on Etna slopes, that allow me to realize what I`m not able to do by myself. I believe in my own traditions and I wish to make them widely popular
through various ways to express the art.
The sculptures I`m showing here, whom sicilian people call `Masks`, belong to one of the most ancient tradition of sicilian art. Long before the masks were utilized to adorn the outside floor of ancient balcons, main door wall of noble palaces. What more interesting of this kind of sculptures is that one can notice and enjoy the beauty of the bare stone, whereas these often are only sculptured by one side, in order not to ruin its own natural shape, and furthermore they are ancient stones relating to former lavaflows of volcano Etna and not so easy to find as well.

Price Range of Work

Rosario Scafaro's work has a price range from £377 to £450

Mediums utilised

Rosario Scafaro's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Rosario Scafaro's work is found in the following categories on site:
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines (3)
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures (3)
Primitive or Naive style Sculpture or Statuary (3)
Abstract Modern Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary both Indoor Or outside (2)
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures (2)
Busts and Heads Sculptures Statues statuettes Commissions Bespoke Custom Portrait Memorial Commemorative sculpture or statue (2)
Human Figurative Sculptures (2)
Organic / Abstract Sculpture
Stylised Heads / Busts Sculptures
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines
Animals and Humans Sculptures, Statues and Statuettes
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture
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The sculptures (Fiddleheads Male and Female) arrived this morning and look fantastic. If you could pass on my thanks to the artist (Oliver Strong), I would be most grateful. Many thanks for your assistance,
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