Maryann Michalski Cord
A museum enthusiast and avid traveler, Maryann Michalski Cord has always been fascinated and inspired by works of art from the ancient world. She works freestyle sculpting with her hands, combining figures and faces - original portraits born of earthen clay expressing spirit, emotion, myth and ancient tradition.
"I've always been fascinated and inspired by works of art from the ancient world. At a very young age I caught not only the travel bug from my gypsy mother but also her habit of visiting every museum in every city in every country we visited around the world. I coveted antiquities. I always thought how cool it would be if I could take a museum piece home with me. Prompted by this passion for the ancient I created Ancient Torso, a modern day artifact. A homage to all the treasures dug up from those historic archeology sites around the world."