Vogue italia August 2013 issue

The sculptures by Karen Wilberding Diefenbach recall an ancient world full of peace. Now on show in Arezzo.

The recent sculpture project by Karen Wilberding Diefenbach, “Medieval Garden and Pecore” is inspired by vintage photographs of flocks of sheep crossing the town of Arezzo. The installation is presented in conjunction with ICASTICA, the first Arezzo Art Biennale which features forty female artists from all over the world. The American artist has chosen the garden of the ancient city walls to install her sculptures that make a strong impact. The bronze life-size sculptures recall the rare breed of the Massesi sheep. The artist explains: “These animals are like sentinels of an ancient time. The slow grazing and awkward movements create both a sense of peace and acceptance“. The artist first discovered these uniques animals when she first visited Camaiore in Tuscany more than ten years ago. Since then she has created many sculptures, larger and larger. Her work is a metaphor of the passage of time.



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