// Artist: Ferruccio Babarcich

Since my earliest artworks, I have focused on shape and form over representationalism. My sculptures reference only themselves. I apply the concept of Chiaroscuro—the transition from light to dark—to my sculptures. The thin transitional edge is crucial to me in modelling my forms. The excitement for me comes from the edges as they divide one form from another.

The process begins with selecting the stone, which I approach without any preconceived intent. I look for shapes that resonate with me. I sculpt the shapes, edges, and transitions until I am satisfied with what I have created, and the stone’s hidden beauty is revealed. My response to each stone is different. Exploration is the essence of my work.

I have studied art in New York City, at the Art Students League, New York University, Parsons School of Design and, of course, the museums.