Moses

Moses

Benini, 2019
11" x 19"

Top of the World

Top of the World

Benini, 2018
34" tall

Fire Angel

Fire Angel

Benini, 2018
17" x 15"

Private Collection

Do I Stay or Do I Go.....

Do I Stay or Do I Go.....

Benini, 2018
23” tall

Fire Dancer

Fire Dancer

Benini, 2018
29” tall

Susanna and the Elders

Susanna and the Elders

An addition to the story of Daniel in the Bible yielded the tale of Susanna and the Elders, which has been the inspiration for more than 130 paintings through the ages, including those of Tintoretto, Rubens, Artemesia Gentileschi, Rembrandt, Tiepolo, Picasso, Thomas Hart Benton, Veronese and more….

A Flemish ivory by Bossuit is now in the Getty Museum, a bar relief at the Basilica de Notre dame in Lyon represents three stages of this narrative, the Pitti Palace displays an ivory sculpture of Susanna, yet three-dimensional depictions are rare.

Susanna went to the gardens with her maidens, but asked them to leave her alone to bathe. Unbeknownst to her, two elders, also judges, spied on her and conspired together to approach her. When she rebuffed their advances, they decided to have her tried for adultery, a crime punishable by death.

They testified that she sent her maidens away to meet her lover who was hiding in the gardens. Susanna was about to be executed when a lone voice spoke out cautioning to be certain an innocent was not being sentenced, stating the accusers needed to be questioned as well. When asked separately, under which tree did this act of fornication occur, one said the mastic, the other the holm, revealing the accusation to be false, and Susanna was freed.The lecherous judges were put to death instead. The wise voice was that of Daniel.

Devil’s Backbone Rock, Florida root driftwood, aluminum, pigments

The Peacemaker

The Peacemaker

Benini 2014

40" tall
Aluminum and pigments

The Scream

The Scream

Benini 2014
27" tall
Aluminum and pigments, marble base

Private Collection, Texas

Poet's Dream

Poet's Dream

Benini 2012
14" x 28"
Tall, Wood, Pigment, Sagebrush, Glass, Devils' Backbone Rock

Pala Sei

Pala Sei

Benini 2014
Pigments
 

 

Two Steps

Two Steps

Benini 2014
20" tall
Aluminum and pigments, Antique Foundry Mold

 

Art and Heart

Art and Heart

Benini 2013
38" tall
Aluminum, pigments and wood

Private Collection

Pala Cinque

Pala Cinque

Benini, 2014
27" tall
Acrylics on Wood, Antique Foundry Mold

On the Edge

On the Edge

Benini 2013
24" tall
Aluminum, pigments and quartz base
 

Ascension

Ascension

Benini 2013
32" tall, 34" wide
Stainless Steel, Wood, Marble base

Private Collection, California

Law and Order

Law and Order

Benini 2013
27" tall
Private Collection, California

The Stars Giver

The Stars Giver

Benini 2012
30" tall x 28" wide
Steel

Private Collection

Dance, Ballerina, Dance

Dance, Ballerina, Dance

Benini 2012
24" tall
Aluminum and Pigments

Private Collection, Canada

Mellow Memories

Mellow Memories

Benini, 2012

Empress's Clothier

Empress's Clothier

Benini 2012
26" tall
Aluminum, pigments and Antique Foundry Mold

Galaxy Blue

Galaxy Blue

Benini 2012
32" tall,
Aluminum and Pigments

Dawn

Dawn

Benini 2012
26" tall
Driftwood, Graphite Pigments, Aluminum

Only the Lips

Only the Lips

Benini 2012
28" tall (to feathers, 52")
Aluminum, Pigments, and Peacock, Feathers

Night Wind

Night Wind

Benini 2012
26"
Aluminum, Pigments, Driftwood and Ceramics

Private Collection, Texas