The story of the Greek myth of Cupid and Psyche unfolds a symbiosis of instinct and consciousness laying within each of us. Despite being an ancient fable, it is still exquisitely contemporary. The new masterpiece by Roberta Busato (Verona, 1976) is created within this conceptual framework and is named after Psyche, indicating both the female mythological figure - a symbol of rationality, and the ancient Greek term referring to vital breath - soul.
Psiche symbolizes the pivot of a new cycle in the artist's sculptural journey, a renewed awareness of her creative identity, of the material and its idiosyncrasies, and finally a desire to shed light on her own artistic vision. The sculpted face is distinguished by admirable details that together compose a concert of supreme harmony: the half-closed, asymmetrical eyes, the pronounced nose, and the fleshy lips. Merging female and masculine somatic traits, Psiche stands as a timeless, austere, and delicate spiritual entity.