Hopkinton, Massachusetts-based sculptor Michael Alfano creates surreal sculptures that use the human body and face to interpret philosophical ideas. The gifted artist’s creations blur the line between figurative and abstract as each piece incorporates elements of both to present a thought-provoking structure. Alfano says, “The best art engages, generates discussion, and brings about change. My art compels viewers to experience, think, and understand life more fully.”
Working primarily in bronze, cold cast copper, and resin, the native New Yorker-turned-New Englander physically represents complex thoughts and phrases in a refreshingly imaginative way. Alfano visualizes human expressions and states of contemplation by merging symbols and the human figure. A “questioning mind” is suddenly a question mark that is seemingly carved out of a sculpture of a human face. Similarly, an “infinite mind” is an infinity symbol that doubles as an resting head.