Dana Maranto, Fine Artist, Sculptor – danamaranto.com


Exhibition of latest Sculptures

August 28th to September 26, 2018

Gala Champagne Reception

Saturday September 8th 3pm to 5pm

Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art Gallery
531 W. 25th Street, Ground Floor, Chelsea
New York, New York 10001

Hands and Doves Bas-Relief

Sunday, August 12, 2012

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The Woodbrook-Murray Hill Garden Club, founded in 1954, and affiliated with Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland commissioned the students of The Schuler School of Fine Arts in Baltimore, Maryland to fashion a sculpture for the Greater Baltimore Medical Center’s (GBMC) Cancer Garden. The piece was to convey GBMC’s mission of Health, Healing, and Hope.

My piece won the competition. I collaborated on this piece with another artist in my class. Together we worked out the various technical aspects of the piece and chose to continue our partnership throughout the project. I was the lead designer and sculptor, while my partner acted as the project manager and preliminary mach-up sculptor. Initially we had hoped that this piece, which is permanently on display in the GBMC Cancer Garden, would be about fifteen feet long; however, foundry costs proved to be exorbitant, thus the piece was shortened to six feet.

Self Portrait

This is one of my favorite self portrait’s because of the energy the piece conveys. This portrait was modeled after the self portrait painting by Jean Désiré Gustave Courbet. Courbet was a 19th century, French realist painter. Below you will find the original Courbet from which I formed my adaptation (above).

The Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette

Sunday, August 12, 2012

This is a cover painting for “The Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette” printed in 1992. The piece depicts engine #16 in front of Robertsdale Station. Additionally, the piece commemorates the completion of restoration work on Robertsdale Station by the Friends of the East Broad Top.

Mayan Mural

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Mayan Mural

This reproduction of a Mayan Mural was taken from a two-thousand year old mural excavated in Guatemala several years ago. The mural shown above was painted on board attached to the wall so that it could be removed or moved at any time. Colors, chosen by the artist, were selected in such a fashion that they reflect traditional Mayan colors. Additionally, the wall around the mural was completed with a plaster stone wall effect. The wall as a whole is approximately 12 feet wide and 8 feet high.

Maya Ball Game

Sunday, August 12, 2012

This drawing was done in preparation for a larger and more detailed painting. I used the ball players legs in the foreground to divide the drawing into three sections. The idea behind this technique is to create the illusion of a triptych on one panel. The left side of the drawing shows female ball players, the right side shows the players practicing for the eminent game. The center section shows a traditional Mayan king in full dress as the Sun King. Also shown is the Sun King’s short statured attendant, the court jester. The two are about to sacrifice a slave to their Gods. I have drawn myself as the sacrificial victim.