Check out this awesome marble sculpture of The Muppets character, Sam the Eagle, by artist Sebastian Martorana. The marble bust is the latest work in Martorana’s ongoing Icon Series which also includes an awesome marble LEGO sculpture!
Martorana lives and works in Baltimore, MD and he received his BFA in illustration from Syracuse University, where he also studied sculpture. After graduating he became a full-time apprentice in a stone shop outside Washington, D.C. Sebastian received his MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art’s (MICA) Rinehart School of Sculpture.
His current studio is part of the stone shop at Hilgartner Natural Stone Company in downtown Baltimore where he undertakes and directs commissioned stone carving, restoration and design, as well as his own sculptural works.
Many of his works involve incorporating salvaged marble architectural elements from the city and their re-incorporation into individual and site-specific sculptures. Sebastian is also an adjunct professor in the Illustration Department at MICA.
To see more art from Sebastian check him out at the links below.
Photographs below by Geoff T. Grahahm