|Marisa Dipaola - Vernon, Vermont
Continuing my theme of storybooks come to life, the White Rabbit is an illuminated sculpture, glowing in his court dress, heralding all with his trumpet as he appears on the cover of The Complete Works of Lewis Carroll. The sculpture symbolizes the new beginnings that are constructed each day. Trumpet in hand, the white rabbit entices everyone further down the rabbit hole, to enjoy a community filled with imagination and wonder. It is woven from found nylon webbing, found plastic bags and strings of lights, wrapped around a reinforced wire framework.
Marisa Dipaola grew up in the coastal marshlands and cedar swamps of southern New Jersey. Graduating with honors in 2000 from the Rhode Island School of Design, she majored in painting and began experimenting with site-specific soft sculptures. Upon graduation, she received a travel grant in Cordoba, Spain, which began a collection of travels to fourteen countries and various environments, studying the sacred architecture and natural wonders of each.
|She produced site-specific artworks in Spain, Japan, Iceland, India and Egypt. She exhibits her sculptures and fibrous installations internationally at museums, galleries, universities, and cultural institutions. Currently, she creates storybook worlds handmade from recycled materials in an effort to clean up this world so that it glows with natural wonders.
Sales price - $1,800