Flight test

3° Simposio Internazionale di Scultura su pietre del Friuli Venezia Giulia

Pietra Piasentina

Itinerari nel Rojale


Intense nuances envelop this artwork. One can feel the deep beats of the heart of the sculpted subject, the heavy anticipation before the leap, the attempt that makes them quiver, the lost desire to merge with those who already know how to fly.

The immense gaze embraces the void: a new human conquest for this descendant of Icarus.The hands and feet are fused with the base, as if sealing the impossibility for humans to soar through the air. While the crow gazes into the infinite space, the man wavers in anticipation. Trying to concentrate, the wind pulls him in, part of his being is already ready to fly, while another part remains firmly anchored to the base.

Milena Taneva

Milena Taneva was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, but later moved to Sofia, the Bulgarian capital, where she graduated in sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in 1990.

In 1992, she relocated to Italy and earned a diploma in sculpture from the Academy of Art in Florence. Various advanced courses allowed her to explore wood and ceramics, in addition to stone. She has exhibited in various European cities and has participated in many symposiums, often winning prestigious awards.