The Straw Sculptures Of Francesca Pasquali

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Italian artist Francesca Pasquali uses a common household item as a point of departure: straws.  Perhaps because we typically use and see straws one at a time, Pasquali’s simple work can be especially intriguing to look at.  She cuts the straws to varying lengths and arranges them one by one into a large mass.  The fields of straws almost appear to be organic, similar to coral or bacterial growths.  However, the reality that the sculptures are decidedly inorganic and plastic never entirely escapes the viewers attention.  Pasquali achieves an interesting play between natural formations and industrial materials.

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