The Leonardo da Vinci Society and The Istituto Italiano di Cultura San Francisco are hosting a presentation and lecture for American/Italian figurative sculpture artist; Oceana Rain Stuart.
Oceana will be presenting her "Eternity" bronze sculpture series and will speak about each of the seven pieces. This body of work exhibits aspects of life that have an eternal effect on the human condition and explores light and dark qualities of beauty, emotion and sensuality. The series has been on an international tour since 2016. The "Eternal Bliss" bust was invited into the permanent collection of the Museum of contemporary art in Sicily in 2017. It was also included the 84th annual awards exhibition of the National Sculpture Society in 2017. Oceana has exhibited her work in the US and internationally including at the Louvre museum in 2016.
In her lecture, she will also speak about life as a working artist and lessons of dedication that have been passed down the family lineage of working artists stemming from her Italian grandfather Gerard Carbonara. He was an oscar nominated composer, conductor and violinist and wrote over 250 sountracks for Paramount films.
Oceana grew up in a multi-generational artistic family in the US. She also lived in Europe as a young adult where she was inspired by many of the masters of the past as well as the present. At a young age, she knew that her life path was to create art herself.
Oceana is working on her current bronze sculpture series which she plans to unveil in 2018. She lives in The San Francisco bay area and her atelier is in Sausalito, California.