|Sculptor Francesca Di Lorenzo|
Francesca began sculpting in the 1990s, when she discovered she loved working with clay and sculpting figures from life. Her love of sculpting, with its many challenges when creating a realistic sculpture, has evolved into a second career path after spending many years in the workplace. Francesca works mainly in water-based clays and favors sculpting from life using live models. More recently she has been sculpting figures from the animal kingdom.
|Francesca Di Lorenzo "Lost in Thought," Terra Cotta|
Says Francesca of her work: "The human figure is quite fascinating, with its many nuances speaking out to define its three-dimensional characteristics." In creating a sculpture working with a live model, Francesca looks to capture the inner being and character of the model, which she hopes is reflected in her final piece. She finds that this challenge of capturing these nuances is most satisfying.
Francesca has studied at The Art League School in Alexandria, VA, taking classes and workshops with various instructors throughout the years. She has also participated in a number of sculpting workshops in the United States and in Italy. She has been juried into various venues throughout the Northern Virginia region, and has received several awards for her sculputres; her works have been acquired by art enthusiasts both in the United States and in Europe. In addition to Gallery Underground, she is also a member of The Loft Gallery in Occoquan, Virginia.
|Francesca Di Lorenzo, "Woman," Hydorcal|
--Sandi Parker, Gallery Underground Co-Director
|Francesca Di Lorenzo, "Tracker," Terra Cotta|