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HyperRealism

Hyperrealism in sculpture blurs the line between clay and flesh. They can be so realistic that they make some people feel uneasy. Life size wax sculptures, or even store mannequins are easier for our brains to accept, but once the sculpture … Continue reading

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Surround Yourself with Passionate People

Spending time with people who are passionate about what they do is like therapy for me. They inspire me, make me want to create new things, dream bigger and live on a new level altogether. Most importantly, they remind me … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Selfie . . . A MINI !

Historically an aristocratic tradition, today, getting your portrait done is more than an exercise in vanity it’s an opportunity to be a part of the artistic process. On Tuesday night, I unveiled a series of mini portrait sculptures interpreting the street fashion photography of … Continue reading

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The Thunderbird Project

I want to share with you a project I will be working on over the next couple of months. It’s called “Thunderbird” and it’s a permanent installation at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health in Ottawa. I am excited and very honoured to be … Continue reading

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Moments in Time Exhibit

My exhibit “Moments in Time” opens in a few days. The sculptures I’ve created for this exhibit explore life’s everyday candid moments. Moments that stir a familiar memory, a feeling, a reflection of modern life and, most importantly, they are presented in … Continue reading

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Art Night!

What better way to spend a cold winter night than with a group of friends, a bottle or two of wine, some munchies and a fun art project to stir up the creative juices. People have been rediscovering the pleasure … Continue reading

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Discover Your Creative Side

Every November, I offer a series of sculpting workshops. There’s a great satisfaction in teaching people how to make something new, but even better is watching people rediscover their artistic side and reap the benefits that stoking your creativity brings. Picasso once said, “Every … Continue reading

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Witches Cast A Spell Over Art.

Before vampires became part of our popular culture, there was a time when witches, witchcraft and general feminine mischief held a prominent place in our hearts. Men, women and children have all been accused of sorcery, but the majority of those accused … Continue reading

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The “Senior’s Residence” Series

In previous blogs I’ve talked about how I create sculptures that explore a common theme and subsequently develop into a collection. September is all about that – the introduction and exhibit of a new series called “The Senior’s Residence.” As … Continue reading

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Arts Accolade Interview

Interview with an artist: Maria Saracino http://artsaccolade.ca/2015/07/15/interview-with-an-artist-maria-saracino/ Category: featured Post | article en vedette latest news | dernières nouvelles uncategorized | non classé Written by L’équipe Accolade Team / July 16, 2015 Canadiana on exhibit  at the AOE Gallery: July … Continue reading

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