1. 191 Westminster Street

Marisa DiPaola

‘belle’ & her lickable library wallpaper
chocolate & orange cake frosting, silk-screened onto sewn parchment paper

About the Work My artwork is a collection of storybook self-portraiture through an exploration of fairy tale characters interacting in this world. To be the ‘belle’ of the ball, the fairytale of being some unknown peasant girl about to have one charming adventure with a prince or beast. ‘belle’ of “Beauty and the Beast” (La Belle et la Bete) sees the beauty in the otherness of the beast. Despite being attached to the walls of his castle, she is not hindered, and able to enjoy her the fairytale ball. How do you lure a beast? With chocolate, I suppose. And sweets.

About the Artist I am a nomadic sculptor and installation artist, creating site-specific sculptures from found materials. I graduated with honors in 2000 from the Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in painting & experimenting with wearable sculptures. Upon graduation, I received a travel grant for Cordoba, Spain, which began a collection of travels to fourteen countries, producing site-specific artworks in Spain, Japan, & Iceland, & entire series of work while on residencies in India & Egypt. I exhibit my wearable and fiber installation pieces internationally, at museums, galleries, universities, and cultural institutions, most recently at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Massachusetts.

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