My work is primarily based on the female figure. I work instinctively trying to give my sculptures life and emotions. Although I find anatomy important I do not copy a model. I simplify the forms to their essence, the abstract qualities such as volume, surface and negative spaces become more important than an exact reproduction. I am a perfectionist, working on the figure from every angle, constantly going over the surface eliminating anything that might detract from the purity of the form without taking away from the power of its expression. To me art has to engage your emotions. This is the difference between art and artistic objects – which may be beautiful and of exquisite manufacture, but remain inert without a life of their own. A sculpture has to have a presence which engages and captures your emotions – and cannot be ignored.

I live and work around Pietrasanta, Italy, which is known for its marble laboratories and bronze foundries.
I am a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, and here is a link to my website.

You can contact me via email at: mlgamundi@yahoo.it

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