Dario Santacroce is creating Sculpture
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$46
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"I print my sculptures. I print my tools. Am I still a sculptor?" - Dario Santacroce

Dario Santacroce
I am a sculptor exploring time as a metaphor, theory, experience, and idea through the use of simple forms and stone.

At age 16 I began working as apprentice to Carlo Ambrosoli, one of the professors at The Academia di Belle Arti in Rome. There I discovered that the boundaries of the explained and unexplained are blurred into shifting shades of grey.

Continuing my apprenticeships with Manuel Neri, Robert Gove, and Lode Tibos, I acquired the marble carving techniques needed for the realization of works that range in scale from small and intimate to monumental and imposing.

I am now established in my own sculptural universe, a world rich in symbols and archetypes with stone as the central metaphor of temporal perception. The exploration of perception as a fluid and changing experience became a driving force, and one that pushed me toward stone as a material. The same impulse has now led me to the use of superior technological tools to create my visions.


Tiers
Travertine Patron
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Reward above requires 12 months of continued patronage for names to be listed permanently
Marble Patron
$50 or more per month 1 patron
  • Receive an authentic Numbered Photo Print Edition of an original artwork.
Reward above requires 12 months of continued patronage



Granite Patron
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Receive an authentic Limited Edition Photo Print. You will be able to choose your personalized print from a list of available images. Each print will then be mounted on HD aluminum, signed and numbered by Dario Santacroce.
Reward above requires 12 months of continued patronage


Quartz Patron
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Receive an original Limited Edition Sculpture by Dario Santacroce. You will be able to choose from a list of available works. Limited edition sculptures are comprised of 6 identical works. (Currently available works can be seen here)
  • 1 annual Quartz Patron Dinner. Meet the artist as well as other like minded Quartz Patrons at this yearly private event. (By RSVP invitation only)
Rewards above require 12 months of continued patronage





Diamond Patron
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Receive an Original Sculpture by Dario Santacroce. You will be able to choose from a list of available works. (Most recent available works can be seen here)
  • 1 annual Diamond Patron Dinner. Meet the artist as well as other like minded Diamond Patrons at this yearly private event. (By RSVP invitation only)
Rewards above require 12 months of continued patronage

  • 1 annual Individual Diamond Patron Studio Visit. You will be invited to visit the artist's studio, where you will be able to learn behind the scene secrets and have sneak peak previews of upcoming art works. (By appointment only)
  • Your Name permanently listed on www.dariosantacroce.com in the Diamond Patrons section

Goals
$46 of $1,500 per month
Publish Retrospective Book
I will be able to secure publication of the 2018 Retrospective Book which will accompany the April show at Galerie Eulenspiegel in Basel, Switzerland.
All funds will be used for photography, design/layout fees and printing of the book.

Book Specifications: Hard cover, Full colour offset printing, 180 pages, Edition of 1000 copies. Book will be in four languages: English, German, French and Italian        

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"I print my sculptures. I print my tools. Am I still a sculptor?" - Dario Santacroce

Dario Santacroce
I am a sculptor exploring time as a metaphor, theory, experience, and idea through the use of simple forms and stone.

At age 16 I began working as apprentice to Carlo Ambrosoli, one of the professors at The Academia di Belle Arti in Rome. There I discovered that the boundaries of the explained and unexplained are blurred into shifting shades of grey.

Continuing my apprenticeships with Manuel Neri, Robert Gove, and Lode Tibos, I acquired the marble carving techniques needed for the realization of works that range in scale from small and intimate to monumental and imposing.

I am now established in my own sculptural universe, a world rich in symbols and archetypes with stone as the central metaphor of temporal perception. The exploration of perception as a fluid and changing experience became a driving force, and one that pushed me toward stone as a material. The same impulse has now led me to the use of superior technological tools to create my visions.


Recent posts by Dario Santacroce

Tiers
Travertine Patron
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Reward above requires 12 months of continued patronage for names to be listed permanently
Marble Patron
$50 or more per month 1 patron
  • Receive an authentic Numbered Photo Print Edition of an original artwork.
Reward above requires 12 months of continued patronage



Granite Patron
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Receive an authentic Limited Edition Photo Print. You will be able to choose your personalized print from a list of available images. Each print will then be mounted on HD aluminum, signed and numbered by Dario Santacroce.
Reward above requires 12 months of continued patronage


Quartz Patron
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Receive an original Limited Edition Sculpture by Dario Santacroce. You will be able to choose from a list of available works. Limited edition sculptures are comprised of 6 identical works. (Currently available works can be seen here)
  • 1 annual Quartz Patron Dinner. Meet the artist as well as other like minded Quartz Patrons at this yearly private event. (By RSVP invitation only)
Rewards above require 12 months of continued patronage





Diamond Patron
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Receive an Original Sculpture by Dario Santacroce. You will be able to choose from a list of available works. (Most recent available works can be seen here)
  • 1 annual Diamond Patron Dinner. Meet the artist as well as other like minded Diamond Patrons at this yearly private event. (By RSVP invitation only)
Rewards above require 12 months of continued patronage

  • 1 annual Individual Diamond Patron Studio Visit. You will be invited to visit the artist's studio, where you will be able to learn behind the scene secrets and have sneak peak previews of upcoming art works. (By appointment only)
  • Your Name permanently listed on www.dariosantacroce.com in the Diamond Patrons section