Michael Rizza

Nature has inspired my work. People, animals, stone, bones, clouds and a kaleidoscope of many images blending in my minds eye. At times shapes and textures appear spontaneously developing into non-objective subjects. In either case I can visualize a finished piece.

Whether I create a bronze, carve a stone or develop a mixed media piece, the design must be true to the materials used. An excitement occurs when the form is finalized. The sculpture keeps evolving as each person sees something different and actually becomes a participant in its evolutions.

I do not design my sculptures to deliver a specific message. Instead, each piece will have its own message, as the viewer perceives it.

My hope is that the work will make a visual impact, induce a tendency to touch and evoke a general good feeling.

Michael Rizza