Dimensions: 7.6cm (H) x 22.9cm (W) x 5.1cm (D) / 3" (H) x 9" (W) x 2" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Aluminum .025-Inch, Rhinestone Crystal Gem, Rose and Gold.
This series of works are made of metal, folded to create a portrait of the female. Adorned and unadorned with crystal gems, portraying both strength and vulnerability in their various forms. Referencing Greek and Roman Sculpture, the female body in movement and dance. These Folded Females explore questions about accepted ideals of beauty the process of folding and unfolding oneself in response to each moment of the human lived experience.
This sculptural form can be displayed on a tabletop, as a relief, or displayed as a mobile to gently turn and move through space as a feminine, elegant and graceful dance.
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Hometown: Babylon, New York
Based in: New York
Heidi Lanino is a graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She was the recipient of a full-tuition merit scholarship and received her BFA in Fine Arts. Lanino studied drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking. She frequently exhibits in the United States, and abroad.
Working in charcoal, oil and acrylic on paper, canvas, and clay, painter and draughtsman Lanino creates rhythmic compositions colored figurative abstract forms and vessels. Improvisation is part of the process; intuitive gestural forms create the space between the viewer and the work. Lanino works in themes of beauty, the figure, movement, environment, and purpose through drawing, painting, clay and sculptural installations. Her work is characterized by expressive lines and shapes, influenced by various cultures, and the combination of both figurative and abstract elements.
Lanino’s work has been exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions including Flatiron Prow Art Space, New York, NY; A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, NJ; Chris Davidson Gallery Newburgh, NY; Gibbs Museum, Charleston, SC; Mindy Ross Gallery, Newburgh, NY; Storm King Tavern, Cornwall, NY; Albert Wisner Library Sculpture Park, Warwick, NY, and The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, NY; Los Angeles, CA.
Her work is included in several public and private and corporate collections including The Gibbs Museum, Charleston, SC; Orange County Trust, White Plains, NY; Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown NY; Thang Long TLE Group, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam; Hotel Avalon, Beverly Hills, LA , The Hyatt Regency in FL and KT, and the Cheval Gloucester Park Hotel, London.
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