* October *
The Art Students League of New York, 2009
Grand Central Academy of Art New York, 2009
Ottobre è una scultrice freelance ed artista specializzata in "mixed media" e "visual" art, originaria della città di New York (Brooklyn).
In continua lotta ossessiva per dare un senso al mondo intorno a me creando sculture semplici, utilizzando un approccio manuale, sono convinta che l'argilla possegga una energia propria e che, lavorando con questa energia, plasmandola e manipolandone la forza, riesca a rivelare le profondità nascoste del subconscio.
Tutto quello che scolpisco, senza eccezione, è relativo alla trasmutazione dell'impeto che nasce dal desiderio dell'impulso creativo che approda ad un senso di accettazione; una rivelazione, un indescrivibile senso di pace interiore e un momento di profonda chiarezza.
Il suo lavoro è principalmente influenzato da artisti Italiani e Francesi del XVII secolo.
- Ottobre, Laureata nel Giugno 2013 presso della Florence Academy of Art (FAA) Firenze, Italia. Attualmente vive e lavora a Firenze, Italia.
Who am I ?
I am an artist/sculptor from Brooklyn, New York. In 2009 I moved permanently to Firenze, Italy; which my destinations have allowed me the opportunity to study the cultures and the classical old master way of sculpting. For the past 4 years I live/work in a pleasant predominantly artisan/artigiano worked area called "Piazza della Passera" in the Oltrarno side of Firenze. You might be able to find me in person at the Caffè Degli Artigiani in the Piazza della Passera.
What do I do?
I sculpt mostly in clay and plastilina (oil based clay), casting into plaster and bronze. My subject is primarily the human portrait and figure which I approach with reference to the classical figurative tradition and anatomy and expressions. I try to blend classical sensibilities with a twist of my own imaginative invention. I also work in anime style of sculpting. Although my main focus is on sculpture I also work in a variety of art installations, photography and recently wood curving.
Where might you have seen my work?
I have had solo and group exhibitions in Italy, in Milano and Firenze.
适时国际艺术 - Present Contemporary Art - Milan Art & Events
Via Lupetta 3, 20123 Milan, Italia
L’anno Del Cavallo Mostra - Studio 108 Firenze
Via dei Sapiti 12/14R, Firenze, Italia
Birth of the Cool - 4 Leoni (Exhibition of Sculptures by October)
Via de’ Vellutini 1R, Firenze, Italia
Can I commission a piece of artwork from you?
I accept commissions in a variety of media: sculpture. I have included an example below of commissioning a portrait sculpture to illustrate the process.
My portrait work is produced from life wherever possible. Ideally in the first sitting I will be producing drawings as well as taking photographs and measurements that can be used as a reference to continue the work between sittings. After that a number of sittings could be arranged during which the clay sculpture would be brought to completion. Alternatively more work might be done based on the photographic images, for instance for elderly who find it difficult to sit for an extended periods.
On completion of the clay model you have various options for the casting of the piece – either in plaster or bronze, and with a variety of finishes. Bronze is by far the most durable and beautiful casting material for sculpture but also costly due to the complexity of the lost-wax/Precision casting process which I entrust to a local fine art foundry called Ciglia e Carrai Founder Artistic.
The prices for my sculpture reflect the materials, style, dimensions, detail and finish of the piece as well as whether it is a unique piece. Contact me for further details.
How can you contact me?
October is a Freelance Sculptor from Brooklyn, New York.
October confronts her obsessive struggle to make sense of the world around her by creating uncomplicated sculpture with an unfettered mind and a hands-on approach. She believes that the clay itself holds its own energy, and that by working with this energy through the process of hands-on creation, she is able to reveal the hidden depths of the subconscious.
Everything I sculpt, without exception, is about the transition of an impelling force of desire to create a sense of acceptance; an epiphany, an indescribable sense of inner peace and a moment of profound clarity.
October's work is mainly influenced by Italian and French artists of the seventeenth century.
Graduated in June 2013 from the Florence Academy of Art (FAA), School of Fine Arts Firenze, Italy. Currently October lives and works in Firenze, Italy.
THANK YOU FOR VIEWING MY SITE
“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you.”
― Frida Kahlo