Limite by Cecilia Bullo
Cecilia Bullo is a visual artist based in Dublin. Her practice explores rituals and apotropaic object-signifiers, their association with healing or magic and their iconographic manifestation in history. She holds an MFA in Fine Art from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and a BA cum laude in Fine Art Sculpture from the Brera Fine Art Academy, Milan. Cecilia has exhibited widely in Ireland and internationally, her work featuring in private and public art collections such as the OPW State Art Collection and is the recipient of numerous awards.
Note: This sculpture is made of Vicenza Stone. A very prestigious stone, popularized back in the 16th century, especially by Andrea Palladio (1508-1580), who used it for many of his monumental creations. It comes from the Berici Hills where limestone formed both by the collapse about 30 million years ago of a coral barrier reef as well as by the deposition of the remains of shellfish, crustaceans, algae and other marine organisms onto the bed of the warm tropical sea found in the area at the time. All this living organic matter remained imprisoned under the earth, and helps to give Vicenza Stone its distinctive warmth, its porosity & soft hues. It was carved in situ and what seems to be stains on the stone are actually fossils, shells etc.
Measurements – 50 x 34 X 26 cm
Guide Price – €5000-€6000