Marilyn Ines Rodriguez is a professionally trained classical sculptor whose main focus is the traditional representation of the human figure, and equine form. After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Science from SFSU, she moved to Europe where her fervor for classical sculpture was ignited by viewing and studying Europe's best art collections. When she returned to the U.S., she pursued her classical sculpture training for five years under the tutelage of Master Sculptor Harriet Moore in San Francisco, California.
Ms. Rodriguez's powerful style depicts a strong sense of movement, energy, and elegance that is easily recognized throughout her work. Most of her bronze sculptures are deliberately kept to "Limited Editions" of nine (9). Her horses have won National Competitions and Best in Show Awards, and her work can be found in private collections worldwide. She also collaborates with landscape architects, city planners and interior designers in creating original commissioned sculptures and outdoor fountains, and she accepts private commission works of any size, specific to one's needs and site.
Since 1996 Ms. Rodriguez has been sharing her knowledge and passion teaching Classical Figure Sculpture with professional models from her studio in San Francisco and is repeatedly invited to give live sculpture demonstrations at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco, California. She also offers sculpture workshops nationwide, gives private consultations and critiques, and in addition to her three-dimensional work, Ms. Rodriguez creates true to life, hand-drawn, commissioned portraits.
Author of "Methods and Measurement of The Human Skeletal System, an Artist's Perspective," (a 235 page book with over 180 original illustrations), Ms. Rodriguez has penned a must-have reference for all artists interested in increasing their knowledge of the human figure, and how the skeletal system influences our shape and is the point of departure for relative proportions.
Artist words: "I believe only when the blending of our intellect and intuition, anatomical knowledge and artistic perception, vulnerability and courage occur, will the artist experience that 'je ne sais quoi' or 'being in the zone.' This is a most unique and rewarding feeling, which in spite of all the external opposing forces, gives us the strength to continue walking the path of creativity."