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NOVICA Metallic Abstract Bronze Sculpture, 4.9" Tall 'Awakening'

NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake treasures. Our mantra is to spread global happiness, so rest assured - we’ll do everything we possibly can to ensure you’re a happy customer. About this item: Like a leaping flame, the female torso reaches skyward in a symbol of awakening. Heli Freire sculpts the fluid contours from glowing bronze set on a contrasting base ofa symbol of awakening. Heli Freire sculpts the fluid contours from glowing bronze set on a contrasting base of dark granite. "In my work, I try to transmit the importance of the conscience in relation to the feminine," she confides. "I try to awaken men and women to what is inside us, to have a more flexible attitude toward life." Titled "Despertar" in Portuguese. - Signed by the artist About our Artist: "I was born in Rio de Janeiro and trained as an educational psychologist as well as an artist. My artistic trajectory began in 1985. I discovered sculpting in 1991. I followed up with art courses at Rio de Janeiro's Visual Arts School. In 1994, I began to delve more into abstract art as I studied with the famous Bernardii. Between 1998 and 2000, I stayed in the observation of sensory experience with Paul Klee. Painting is for me a kind of language that allows me, among other things, to express my feelings and sensations. These days my paintings are executed with watered-down acrylics. It's a way of showing emotions though gesticulation, texture, and color. The contrast between light, shadow and space are better worked through with the watered technique. I use acrylic gesso, sands of different thickness, casein emulsion and pigments. I try to offer a refuge to those in search of imaginary horizons as they plunge into my art. I have held several exhibitions throughout my artistic career." read more