Sergio Furnari was born in Sicily in the famous town of Caltagirone. Though appreciative of his background, the young Furnari had a fascination with New York City, and during his first visit at age eighteen, he discovered that behind the impressive skyscrapers were immigrants from all over the world. To him, this made New York City the greatest city on earth. Furnari was destined to become a master in sculpture and painting. Even his surname, 'Furnari', which means, 'the people who attend the oven,' alluded to his future at the kiln. Through the years Furnari took sculpting to new levels, blending old and new to create his own unique style. Each of his sculptures are made of terra cotta and baked in his special oven. His sculptures represent regular hard-working people with their own joy and sadness of life. Furnari's approach is both sensitive and whimsical, and his keen ability to show emotion instantly brings the viewer into his subjects world.
Lunchtime on a Skyscraper