Italian pencil artist Marco Mazzoni‘s work goes far beyond technical perfection. His representation of historical healing women is enigmatic and sublime. Often leaving the eyes blank or covered with an abundance of birds, butterflies and flowers, he gives the impression of a deeper inward focused sight, as well as obscuring the identity of the individual. Many female healers in the past – both medicine woman and midwives – were brutally persecuted by religion, some even burnt as witches… Mazzoni’s work captures their deep connection with nature and their innate power and femininity with delicacy and beautiful detail.
Above is his most recent work “Self Esteem” 2013, coloured pencils on paper, cm 45×92 which will be shown at his exhibition “ANIMANERA” at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York on May 18. Enjoy more of Marco’s work below.
By Danijela Krha of BeautifulBizzzzarre Art.