Paintings


Symbolon

In ancient Greece, the “Symbolon” were objects that were divided into two parts, and that could tell to messengers to whom the letter could be delivered: only to the person who would complete the other half that they brought with them. They were at the same time useful and symbolical objects that connected two people, that are two families: two cosmos.

 

 

 

A stone that contains the Universe: the Whole found in the detail, the big into the small. A window on the stars found into a piece of worldly nature. This object gives the impression of a meteorite that has fallen from the sky, and broken in the impact, it shows what it has collected and hidden inside of it: a piece of Universe.

 

 

Alchemy has always taught that even in the smallest grain of sand the whole Universe is contained, that two opposites are just two sides of the same coin, and part of the same object.

Penelope shows all this into this series of artworks, that in a glance are capable of expressing these concepts that are hard to grasp.



Series “Forgotten Spaces – All That Is Left Behind”

The paintings in this series have been created for the exhibition Forgotten Spaces, All That is Left Behind, on view at the Hotel Danieli (Venice, Italy) from July 25 to September 9, 2015.

For most artworks you will also find the images of their installation at the Hotel Danieli.

“Symbolon I – Synapsis”

Symbolon I web

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Year: 2015
Size: Irregular, approx. 6.7x7in
Mixed media on rock


“Symbolon II – Galaxy”

Symbolon II web

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Year: 2015
Size: Irregular, approx. 7×5.9in
Mixed media on rock


“The Alchemists”

1 - Gli Alchimisti dipintolow

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Year: 2015
Size: 72.6×26.3in
Mixed media on canvas, on wood


“What Stood There Waiting – former Tobacco Plant”

3 - Ex Manifattura Tabacchi dipinto low

 

Year: 2015
Size: 73×26.3in
Mixed media on canvas, on wood


“The Jade Merchants”

I mercanti di Giada_fronte_lowI mercanti di Giada_retro_low

Year: 2015
Size: Irregular, approx. 35.4×10.2in
Mixed media on briccola wood (dolphin)


“Kore Kosmou”

kore kosmou web

 

 

Year: 2015
Size: Irregular, approx. 30.9×5.1×4.3in
Mixed media on wood


“Everything happened as if Thought, lost among life’s problems, left coordinates to be found again”

Tutto è...dipinto low

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Year: 2015
Size: Irregular, approx. 14.1×7.8in
Mixed media on slate


“Mercury”

Mercurio low

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Year: 2015
Size: 59×19.68in
Mixed media on mirror


“The Great Work in White”

Opera bianco low

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Year: 2015
Size: Irregular, approx. 14.1×6.6in
Mixed media on rock


“Phoenix”

Phoenix web

 

Year: 2015
Size: Irregular, approx. 15.7×7.8in
Mixed media on slate


“The Philosophical Garden”

Il Giardino Filosofico web

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Year: 2015
Size: Irregular, approx. 15.7×4.1in
Mixed media on bark


“Adhara”

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Adhara in place

Year: 2015
Size: Diameter 11.8in
Mixed media on vinyl record


“Many Stories for one Story”

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Year: 2015
Size: Diameter 11.8in
Mixed media on vinyl record

Installations from the series “Forgotten Spaces, All That Is Left Behind”

The Universe behind the Doors

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Year: 2015
Site-specific installation inside the fireplace in the lounge area of Palazzo Dandolo, Hotel Danieli
Old door and photo print


Suspended Universes

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Year: 2015
Site-specific installation for the Hotel Danieli
Murano blown-glass spheres and various materials


Flying Lives

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Year: 2010
Size: Diameter 10.6in
Dandelion seeds and glass sphere

“We Are All Made of Stardust” – The Artworks

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02 - Chamaeleon_low

03 - Cassiopeia_low

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05 - Hercules_low

06 - Pegasus_low

07 - The Rise and Fall of Atlantis_low

08 - Andromeda_low 09 - Perseus_low

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Series “Neverending Story”

“Auryn – The Neverending Story”

Auryn - La Storia Infinita

 

 

Auryn – The Neverending Story”

Medium: Mixed media on ancient wooden door of a destroyed old building
Size: 11.8”x21.1” (50 x 53,5 cm)
2014

“The Childlike Empress”

L'Infanta Imperatrice

 

“The Childlike Empress”
Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy

Medium: Mixed media on ancient wooden roof board
Size: 23.2”x3.7” (59 x 9,5 cm)
2014

“The Three Magic Gates”

Le tre Porte Magiche

“The Three Magic Gates”
Fantastic composition of the town of Bologna

Medium: Mixed media on wooden board
Size: 28.1”x49.2” (71,3 x 125 cm)
2014

“Fantastica in Danger – Atreyu’s Mission”

Fantàsia in Pericolo - La Chiamata di Atreiu

“Fantastica in Danger – Atreyu’s Mission”
View of the town of Bologna

Medium: Pencil, white gouache, oil pastel, nitro marker on lake Suviana driftwood
Size: 42.5”x10.6” (108 x 27 cm)
2014

“The Flight to the Ivory Tower”

Il Volo verso la Torre d'Avorio

 

Details:

Il Volo verso la Torre d'Avorio (dettaglio)

“The Flight to the Ivory Tower”
View of Bologna surrounded by its medieval walls – inspired by a painting of Antonio Basoli, 1822

Medium: Pencil and oil pastels on ancient wooden roof board
Size: 91.3”x7.1” (232 x 18 cm)
2014

“The City of the Old Emperors” (Slate)

La Città degli Imperatori (ardesia)

 

“The City of the Old Emperors” (Slate)
Fantastic view of Rocchetta Mattei castle, Bologna

Medium: Oil and pencil on raw slate
Size: 6.7”x17.9” (17 x 45,5 cm)
2014