Finding Sculpture beneath the Tuscan Hills

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Giovanna D'Arco (Joan of Arc)

Only a half hour bus ride from Prato and you find yourself in this serene oasis of sculpture. The peaceful setting wrapped in the green, Carmigano Hills of Seano, provides a wonderful stage for these bronze masterpieces.
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The Quinto Martini Sculpture Park was opened in 1988 two years before the artist’s death at age 82.

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With the 36 sculptures installed here it represents one of the largest outdoor sculpture museums exhibiting just one artist.

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Ragazza col Sacco (Girl with Sack)

These works were created over six decades and illuminate a lifetime of human conditions.

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Ragazza Seanese Dormente (Sleeping Girl from Seano)

Expressive modes range from representative portraitures to stylized metaphors.

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Natura (Nature)

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Paterno (Fatherhood)

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Medicante (Beggar)

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What a wonderful legacy and cultural jewel. I am both humbled and inspired. The day we visited local residents pushed strollers, biked, picnicked and one mother appeared to be helping her son with homework. All living what Martini captured in bronze.
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About Babs

I'm a narrative sculptor navigating her way through the ever-changing currents in what feels like an art ocean. Whether appreciating the calm rhythm of calls for art and exhibiting, or waiting to catch a big wave of inspiration to take me to the top. I just love being in the water. Formerly a pickle packer, theater major, crisis counselor and occupational therapist with a BA in Communications and a BS in Occupational Therapy, only to discover I've always been an artist. My work grows from a strong connection to people and a passion for discovering the beauty in ordinary things. I sculpt figuratively in clay, utilizing the female form and women’s themes. Frequently my inspiration is drawn from childhood memories and my own short poems. Like each of us as humans every work is uniquely influenced by the past and present and has a narrative.
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