Bruna D’Alessandro

Bruna D’Alessandro is a metal sculptor from Rome, Italy, based in Brooklyn, NY. She holds an MFA from Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma. Her works have been shown internationally in venues such as, most recently, the Center For Metal Arts in PA, the Museum of the Central Institute of Graphic in Rome, Italy, The Border Project Space in Brooklyn, the 132nd Street Community Garden and SLA Art Space in NYC. She was an artist in residence at The Steel Yard and in Franconia Sculpture Park in 2022, and in Salem Art Works in 2019 and 2021. In 2020, she Co-Founded The Artist Gardener NYC, a public art program focused on revitalizing the community through exhibitions, art activities and educational programs in the community gardens of NYC. Her public sculpture The Acorn is currently on view at the outdoor museum of Franconia Sculpture Park, MN.

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Steel Breasts

Date of Creation: March 1, 2023

List of Materials: Steel

Dimensions: 7 x 2.25 x 4 Inches

Photographer's Name: Olga Antipina

Model's Name: Bruna D'Alessandro

Other Contributors: Alba Navarro Hierro (ideological inspirer and photographer's assistant)

Conceptual Statement: The Photograph is a studio portrait of me (Bruna D’Alessandro) with my wearable sculpture Steel Breast, which in this case I made especially for me to wear. Since 2019 I have been working on a series of breasts-sculptures made exclusively with a hammer forming a 16 gauge steel sheet. Studying and observing the soft shape of the breast, my intent is to portray it in its beauty using steel, an almost indestructible material. In the photograph, the metal breasts enter into a relationship with my body, becoming a harmonious part of it. The portrait represents the affirmation of my identity as a sculptor and as a woman.

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Steel Breasts

Date of Creation: 01/03/2023

List of Materials: Steel

Dimensions: 7 x 2.25 x 4 Inches

Photographer's Name: Olga Antipina

Model's Name: Bruna D'Alessandro

Other Contributors: Alba Navarro Hierro (ideological inspirer and photographer's assistant)

Conceptual Statement: The Photograph is a studio portrait of me (Bruna D’Alessandro) with my wearable sculpture Steel Breast, which in this case I made especially for me to wear. Since 2019 I have been working on a series of breasts-sculptures made exclusively with a hammer forming a 16 gauge steel sheet. Studying and observing the soft shape of the breast, my intent is to portray it in its beauty using steel, an almost indestructible material. In the photograph, the metal breasts enter into a relationship with my body, becoming a harmonious part of it. The portrait represents the affirmation of my identity as a sculptor and as a woman.

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Steel Breasts

Date of Creation: 01/03/2023

List of Materials: Steel

Dimensions: 7 x 2.5 x 4 Inches

Photographer's Name: Olga Antipina

Model's Name: Bruna D'Alessandro

Other Contributors: Alba Navarro Hierro (ideological inspirer and photographer's assistant)

Conceptual Statement: The Photograph is a studio portrait of me (Bruna D’Alessandro) with my wearable sculpture Steel Breast, which in this case I made especially for me to wear. Since 2019 I have been working on a series of breasts-sculptures made exclusively with a hammer forming a 16 gauge steel sheet. Studying and observing the soft shape of the breast, my intent is to portray it in its beauty using steel, an almost indestructible material. In the photograph, the metal breasts enter into a relationship with my body, becoming a harmonious part of it. The portrait represents the affirmation of my identity as a sculptor and as a woman.

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