I consider myself a classic sculptor in the sense that I use traditional materials and methods of working.  Mainly I work in stone, wood, iron and bronze.  I could also describe myself as an eclectic sculptor because I will use whatever material or technique necessary to express myself or to develop an idea.  I continue to try new techniques and to work with materials that I have never used before.


My pieces are easily recognizable because I have developed a style that is unique in the forms and lines.  I try to convey a sense of weightlessness through the use of line.  The lines define the volumes and create the rhythm which gives this illusion.  It is a personal style which has evolved over 40 years and continues to do so.


My greatest inspiration is the beauty in everyday life.  I find inspiration while traveling and from life experiences.  At random, something makes an impact on me and I am inspired.  Immediately I begin to sketch an idea which will later become a sculpture.  I attempt to capture the essence or the energy of an object and try to give birth to the spirit; the soul of an object.


I am so passionate about what I do because I never stop learning.


- Manel A’lvarez 

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