Stephen Fitz Gerald Statement–“It’s not an easy path to choose to become a sculptor.
I feel fortunate to have discovered my life’s work at the relatively early age of 25. Since that time I have been wholly committed to my art”.
“My figurative works, though stylized and utilizing high-tech materials and construction techniques, retain an ancient flavor which I attribute to an early exposure in childhood to the Greek sculptures of antiquity. My compositions, gestures and postures may be modern but the concept and license for innovative technique has been earned by studying the masters both modern and ancient. Here I must include the sometimes heavy handed instruction of my father and master sculptor Clark B. Fitz-Gerald of Castine, Maine. He taught me how to pursue a line of truth in beauty, to exploit and explore materials, to elevate craftsmanship and to recognize the spirituality of what I do and how I do it in order to project it into my work”.