The Lost Venus at the Italian Senate
Female Genital Mutilations
“The Lost Venus” is an artwork that addresses the subject of female genital mutilations and other different forms of violence against women.
In the image, one can observe, surrounded by surgical instruments, the figure of a faceless woman, whose reflection in mirrors represents all the women, adult and child alike, who every day are victims of physical and psychological violence — inhumane and atrocious actions that mutilate body and soul. I am truly honored that the Società Italiana di Chirurgia Plastica Ricostruttiva ed Estetica, have decided to utilize, once again, my artwork, “The Lost Venus”, as their event image of the International Summit on Female Genital Mutilations held on 6 February 2023, at the Italian Senate.
I was honored that it was used also two years ago for the first event, held at the University of Naples Federico II and University of Padova.
I am truly grateful to Dr. Stefania de Fazio, who has been actively involved in organizing the events, for having inspired me in producing this artwork.