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Description : What is a Gourd ? Gourd is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family which produce a hard – shelled durable fruit grown for ornament, utensils, and general interest. The very gourds specimen are seeds and fragments that where unearthed in Ayacucho, Peru, dating from 10,000 B.C., from the Ocampo Caves in Mexico, dating 10,000 to 7,000 B.C., and from Gainesville, Florida dating 11,000 B.C. Gourds played an important role in the changes that took place as human became tool users and masters of their environment. By far the most common use of gourds in all cultures were as containers and vessel. They were used to store every manner of supplies, wet and dry, food and utility, domestic and otherwise. Because gourds played such an essential role in the daily life of a culture, it is a small wonder that they came to be used in religious and ceremonial rituals and were often believed to possess mystical properties. Different pyrography techniques evolved in many countries around the world, designs on gourds reflect the traditional decorative patterns of each culture. I use dried hard-shelled gourds grown in Queensland, using the pyrograph as main engraving tool, alcohol inks and exterior gloss marine grade polyurethane.

NRN # : 000-2120-0229-01

DIMENSIONS : (Height - 27.00 cm X Width - 62.00 cm )

TYPE : Sculptures

Medium on Base : Other

Genre : Indoor

Status : For Sale

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Copyright : © Mario Sordini


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I was born in Rome in 1952

To be raised in this city and to be surrounded by the greatest works of art in the world means that you cannot remain indifferent to their beauty and magnificence and this has left me with a great passion for art, particularly painting.

Therefore, as a young man I began to paint without any formal artistic training, only with the enthusiasm to create something with colour that would excite me and with time I realised that my forte in abstract painting. The contrast of cold, hot and vivid colours that I use in my works express all my emotions and feeling as well as my deep sense of spirituality.

I am self-taught so a few years ago whilst I was living in Canberra, I felt the need to expand on some basic components that I did not possess in order to complete my artistic training so I enrolled in a visual arts course at the School of Art at the Australian National University in Canberra.

Even now I continue to paint with that same initial passion I had in my youth and which has never left me. I derive much pleasure from participating in group art exhibitions in a spirit of confronting with myself. I have received compliments and recognition for my work, which although modest, have been a great source of satisfaction for me.

My works can be found in private collections and public institutions both in Australia and in Italy.  

Artshow: Canberra Artist Society Spring Art Exhibition
Title: Sinking Balls
Award: First Price in the Acrilic Category
Sponsor: Chroma
Prize: 250










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