Patricia Armato

All of my sculpture is created for the viewer’s desire to touch and feel the forms which have been created from a metamorphic substance.

Most of my sculpture has been influenced by the human figure and as I work on each piece of stone I like to feel the piece is growing and developing as I am carving.

My process of sculpting is done the way sculptors before me worked; with mallet, chisel and various rasps. I choose to work on stones from various parts of the world and as I begin to finish the sculpture I have the bonus of the wonderful colors and highlights which enhance my creation, and I feel that brings another dimension to each piece.

Someone once said “Form is nothing without spirit”, and I try to incorporate that philosophy into my work.