Francesca dalla Benetta “ La niña Ajolote “
47 x 15 x 17 cm (HxWxD) - 6 kg
Serie of 8 numbered pieces
La niña Ajolote is a bronze sculpture of a girl wearing an Ajolote costume .
Ajolote is a Mexican endemic animal with a backbone that can regenerate the form and function of almost any limb, organ or other part of the body. It is a salamander with the unusual characteristic of retaining its larval features in its adult life. The axolotl is found only in the Xochimilco (pronounced Sochimilco) lake complex, near Mexico City.
This piece is a tribute to the country of adoption of the artist, and it is also a metaphor of resilience, the ability to overcome difficulties and regenerate
It is part of a project calles Los Niños y Sus Amigos Imaginarios (Children and their imaginary friends).
It is a special tribute to Children’s nature, to their capacity to see through this reality, to maintain the innocence, to have faith in the impossible, to always hope, be spontaneous, be authentic. In this sculpture, the little girl has a Ajolote as a Guide and as a friend.: it is not clear if the animal is a dress or a pet, and the artist like to keep this mistery.
Please remember that this piece is part of a serie of 8, and the patina (colors) can vary a little from piece to piece (I always try to make them the most similar, but part of the beauty of patinas is exactly their uniqueness).