Using colored pencils, Italian artist Marco Mazzoni creates surreal portraits of blank faces adorned with vibrant flowers and butterflies.
The works are a tribute to natural beauty as well as an exploration of identity. The exclusion of eyes replaced with whiteness hints at inner divinity, placing emphasis on flora and fauna. Marco states his work is inspired by "references to the Sardinian female-based societies of 15th century which conserved their culture through storytelling."
The process begins with research on plants in encyclopedias and specialist books. Marco is focused on plants traditionally connected with the ancient culture of Sardinia.
Marco Mazzoni's art is beautiful, alluring, and different from other pencil portraits we’ve seen.