The artwork Cenerentola/Cinderella was conceived to give praise to products made in Italy and the elegance of Italian luxury products admired and even imitated all over the world. Cinderella is an unique work that idealizes the shoe as an object of desire for all women and a sought after symbol of fashion. Cinderella’s elegance also embodies a sex-symbol. It is set on a base-casket rendering the object more precious. This sculpture was created based on the dynamics of equilibrium and thinness, the hardness of the black Belgian marble is transformed into a fluid silhouette, where the idea becomes visible. The eye flows on the heel from where it raises to a ribbon that entwine the ankle of an imaginary princess. With resemblance to a snake for it’s sharp tail, it bewitches both a man and a woman triggering a strong yearning and desire. It sinuously crawls downward changing into petals or wings of butterfly that softly caresses the foot. The soaring heel with an amazing thinness like the blade of a knife gives a sensual rush and at the same time the metallic element gives an aggressive-transgressive breaking the continuous curves with its geometric verticality.
Cinderella, an unattainable dream: impossible to wear!
Material: black Belgian marble
Size: 50 x 40 x 18 cm
© Emanuele Rubini