Dario SantacroceI am a sculptor exploring time as a metaphor, theory, experience, and idea through the use of simple forms and stone.
At age 16 I began working as apprentice to Carlo Ambrosoli, one of the professors at The Academia di Belle Arti in Rome. There I discovered that the boundaries of the explained and unexplained are blurred into shifting shades of grey.
Continuing my apprenticeships with Manuel Neri, Robert Gove, and Lode Tibos, I acquired the marble carving techniques needed for the realization of works that range in scale from small and intimate to monumental and imposing.
I am now established in my own sculptural universe, a world rich in symbols and archetypes with stone as the central metaphor of temporal perception. The exploration of perception as a fluid and changing experience became a driving force, and one that pushed me toward stone as a material. The same impulse has now led me to the use of superior technological tools to create my visions.