Lorenzo Bernini first made an impression on me on a trip to Italy, where I was able to see his marble sculptures up close. I find the transition between a hard medium and a soft, fleshy appearance to be something I aspire to in my own work.
Paul Day’s use of depth in his tile pieces is amazing. The way he uses varying degrees of relief to create illusory space within a flat tile, is something I am currently aspiring to in my tile pieces.
Adrian Arleo’s figurative work is intriguing to me because of the way she combines surface texture with form and concept. The visual patterns created by the surface texture often enhance and change the way the form appears.