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About the Artist

Though drawn to modeling in clay at a very young age, Rosetta's formal art training was in commercial art, culminating at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles.  Once established in a successful graphic design career, the urge to pursue her love of creating in three dimensions resurfaced and she began sculpting full time.   "Animals have always held a special place in my heart, from a childhood where stuffed animals and animal figurines took the place of dolls, and recurring nightmares of being stalked by big cats evolved into wonder-filled dreams of friendly encounters with them, to my present love of my own cats and passion for mingling with the magnificent creatures on safari in Africa or in our own wild areas of the American West.    Now I create sculptures of animals.  They depict the life force of the animal, in all of its visual splendor, rather than a realistic depiction of outward appearances.  Although I keep the animal’s basic form true to reality, it is my interpretation of that form, motion and inner spirit that is my art.  Though I work directly in clay without preliminary drawings, I use line, released from two dimensions into three, to express the beauty, grace and power I see in the animal form.  I call this “Interpretive Realism”. My style has been described as hard-edged yet soft, sensitive yet powerful.  It is a combination of my great appreciation for the wondrous qualities of beauty, power and profound innocence that I sense in the animals, and the blending of realism and abstraction in my visual interpretations, that imbues my sculpture with these qualities. In my heart, I cannot understand the insensitivity of so many to the treasures we have in the animals.  To do them justice, I must make each sculpture a treasure, a jewel, an inspiration to others to cherish these creatures as I do."