Donne d’argento , or the Silver Women,  are an act of reclamation and celebration of the female form, an attempt to take women who had been painted by men and place them within a female-created and female-centric narrative. The silver leaf functions as a gesture, meant to be a metaphorical protective garment for these females. The silver is also meant to be an offering to the women who have come before, a brilliant and shining surface that illuminates a particularly female magic.
       
     
  Madonna, Queen of the Earth and Sky, from Santissima Trinità dei Monti in Rome , 10”x 8”, oil and silver leaf on panel
       
     
  Woman from Giardini di Boboli , 10”x 8”, oil and silver leaf on panel
       
     
  Woman in traditional clothing from Palermo (for T) , 10”x 8”, oil and silver leaf on panel
       
     
  Woman in traditional clothing from Sabina region , 10”x 8”, oil and silver leaf on panel
       
     
donna Sabina with writing.jpg
       
     
  A Ghost (with camera cord) , 10”x 8”, oil and silver leaf on panel, 2018
       
     
  Judith from Giardini di Boboli , 10”x 8”, oil and silver leaf on panel, 2018
       
     
  Sposa di Moretta (Woman in traditional Marriage clothing from Moretta), Piedmont Region , 10”x 8”, oil and silver leaf on panel, 2018
       
     
  Popolana di San P. Niceto (Woman of San P. Niceto), Sicily , oil and silver leaf on panel, 2018
       
     
  Donne d’argento , or the Silver Women,  are an act of reclamation and celebration of the female form, an attempt to take women who had been painted by men and place them within a female-created and female-centric narrative. The silver leaf functions as a gesture, meant to be a metaphorical protective garment for these females. The silver is also meant to be an offering to the women who have come before, a brilliant and shining surface that illuminates a particularly female magic.
       
     

Donne d’argento, or the Silver Women, are an act of reclamation and celebration of the female form, an attempt to take women who had been painted by men and place them within a female-created and female-centric narrative. The silver leaf functions as a gesture, meant to be a metaphorical protective garment for these females. The silver is also meant to be an offering to the women who have come before, a brilliant and shining surface that illuminates a particularly female magic.

  Madonna, Queen of the Earth and Sky, from Santissima Trinità dei Monti in Rome , 10”x 8”, oil and silver leaf on panel
       
     

Madonna, Queen of the Earth and Sky, from Santissima Trinità dei Monti in Rome, 10”x 8”, oil and silver leaf on panel

  Woman from Giardini di Boboli , 10”x 8”, oil and silver leaf on panel
       
     

Woman from Giardini di Boboli, 10”x 8”, oil and silver leaf on panel

  Woman in traditional clothing from Palermo (for T) , 10”x 8”, oil and silver leaf on panel
       
     

Woman in traditional clothing from Palermo (for T), 10”x 8”, oil and silver leaf on panel

  Woman in traditional clothing from Sabina region , 10”x 8”, oil and silver leaf on panel
       
     

Woman in traditional clothing from Sabina region, 10”x 8”, oil and silver leaf on panel

donna Sabina with writing.jpg
       
     
  A Ghost (with camera cord) , 10”x 8”, oil and silver leaf on panel, 2018
       
     

A Ghost (with camera cord), 10”x 8”, oil and silver leaf on panel, 2018

  Judith from Giardini di Boboli , 10”x 8”, oil and silver leaf on panel, 2018
       
     

Judith from Giardini di Boboli, 10”x 8”, oil and silver leaf on panel, 2018

  Sposa di Moretta (Woman in traditional Marriage clothing from Moretta), Piedmont Region , 10”x 8”, oil and silver leaf on panel, 2018
       
     

Sposa di Moretta (Woman in traditional Marriage clothing from Moretta), Piedmont Region, 10”x 8”, oil and silver leaf on panel, 2018

  Popolana di San P. Niceto (Woman of San P. Niceto), Sicily , oil and silver leaf on panel, 2018
       
     

Popolana di San P. Niceto (Woman of San P. Niceto), Sicily, oil and silver leaf on panel, 2018