About the piece
Aptly named, “Generations in Faith” is a legacy piece about the ties between generations of women. From the eldest to the youngest woman, each stage of life is painted with symbolic colors and vivid richness. The Manti, UT Temple displayed beside the mother is a sure reminder that the bond between mother and daughter is forever.
Having grown up with mostly women, Pino’s fondest memories were of the kitchen and the simple joy of listening to his sisters, mother and grandmother’s conversations. As Pino grew into an artist, he focused on recapturing the beauty he had already come to know within his family.
Giuseppe D'Angelico--now better known as Pino Daeni, or simply Pino --was born in Bari, Italy in 1939. His father was a technician at a local university, and although the family suffered hardships due to the war-torn country's economic distress at the time, Pino found a refuge in art. "It is fine art, unlike other artistic milieu, that the brush strokes come from the heart rather than the eye," says Pino of his true calling.