OTTO il BASSOTTO
A TRIBUTE TO MY FAITHFUL CANINE FRIEND
OTTO in italian language is the number 8 and was the name of Manuela’s dog, a dachshund, in italian is translated as BASSOTTO
OTTO: many sizes, one design
This faithful canine friend of many years inspired Manuela and she made her first OTTO bronze sculpture in 2013.
Excited about the results, the artist scaled down OTTO to create a simple and elegant fine jewelry line, casting in precious metals including gold, silver and bronze.
What came next was a surprise as Manuela had the urge to sculpt a large OTTO and proceeded to create a sculpture in a warm and elegant aluminium finish, measuring 85cm in length.
Manuela’s passion for her OTTO pushed her to continue experimenting and creating another large piece in mirror polished stainless steel which measures 170cm in length.
OTTO has become Manuela’s benchmark, inspiring her creativity in search of a unique design to evolve.