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Baltimore Artist Lania D’Agostino: Recasting Gender, Reshaping Life



Lania D’Agostino drapes her arm around a life-size sculpture of her daughter at age 12 or 13, clad in dance costume (above). Built from a casting, or mold-making, for which D’Agostino’s daughter posed in place as her mother slathered her in white plaster, the piece is utterly realistic, and lovely, reminiscent of a Degas, the strong, sure feminine body and flouncy ballet duds, with a face more frank and present.