Born in Italy in 1970, Oriano Galloni’s desire to sculpt began at an early age. His passion to express himself through creation only richened by age 18 when he enrolled at the Accademia Di Belle Arte in Carrara. Upon graduation the artist moved to Florence where he continued to both his studies and creation of art.
The Silent Souls are Galloni’s three-dimensional interpretations of the process of spiritual purification. In form and concept they resemble trees, rooted to the material realm and reaching towards the heavens. The wood represents a natural form – a material that moves, breaks and ages like skin upon which a serene spirituality can be built. The contrasting pure white stone is presented as a material that exists in eternity and symbolizes the essence of the soul.