Il volume riproduce una quarantina di sculture di Elisa
Morucci, realizzate perlopiù utilizzando bronzo, terracotta e pietre locali.
“Realistiche e curate nei particolari”, scrive Anita Valentini, “ma allo stesso tempo sovrannaturali, le sue opere scaturiscono dal ricordo nella mente della scultrice di tempi e di luoghi, in virtù del suo essere viaggiatrice curiosa fra civiltà e paesi lontani”.
Testi di Silvestra Bietoletti e Anita Valentini.
Even if Elisa Morucci’s work belongs to an atavistic world,
enriched of ancestral primitivism, the artist highly esteems and respects the
Italian anatomical dimensions, which she investigates and sometimes
intentionally modifies to define a concept. The effects of the spiritual
practice and research have resulted in highly suggestive works and have
contributed in giving an aura of magic to every single work. The detail
becomes the Whole: macrocosm and microcosm mirror each other in order to
“humbly show the travelling soul new and ancient paths to follow”. Her work represents the
condensation of innumerable inspirations and of visual and iconographic
stimuli. In fact, in the imagination of the sculptress different
figurative representations are combined together to describe common deep
roots. The historical and artistic
studies, the anthropological researches, the personal exploration of the
ancestral cultures and the work on herself have led her to observe that “The
sky is one”, as she loves to repeat. Similar to the master craftsmen, extremely skilful in their art, Elisa Morucci
has embarked on a training course “on the field”. The years of practice
and the awareness of the symbolic value of the creative act have affected this
cultured and conscious artist who pays great attention to every phase of the
creative process. And this is in fact the main
core of her work: she is capable of showing in a subtle way – by working on
different levels and with the symbols of the unconscious – how every human
being is effectively bound to one another and together with the Whole, made of
immutable “Golden Laws”.
Texts by Silvestra Bietoletti and Anita Valentini.