My work is a celebration of nature's incredible beauty, complexity, and harmony. It draws inspiration from its intricate forms and patterns. Through keen observation, I craft a visionary world inhabited by hybrid creatures meticulously rendered in a figurative and realistic style.
The ocean, in particular, has a strong fascination for me—a boundless realm where imagination knows no limits. I'm captivated by the remarkable ways marine life has evolved, resulting in astonishing and unexpected forms. In my artistic exploration, I merge the human and animal figures, intentionally blurring the lines between reality and surrealism.
This hybridization mirrors the constant changes and shifts we all experience on our journey of self-discovery and evolution. Biology, culture, and society intertwine to shape our identities and how we perceive both ourselves and others. My art serves as a visual narrative of this transformative process.
Rossella Scapini is an Italian sculptor and painter whose artistic experience spans from fine art restoration to monumental sculpture. She studied at Libera Accademia di Belle Arti LABA in Brescia (Italy) followed by a professional career in Spain as a set decorator and prop maker for cinema, advertisement and museums. In 2007 she relocated to the Bay Area and begun working with the internationally renowned Artworks Foundry, using the ancient technique of lost wax to cast her own sculptures in bronze.
In 2021 her first public sculpture “Calimar” founded by Alameda Pubic Art, was installed along the Alameda Point shoreline in Alameda, California.
As a sculptor she works extensively with clay and plaster, bronze, resin, wax and anything than can be modeled. Her painting skills include acrylics, oils, various techniques for faux finishes and mosaics.