Lynne Todaro is a multi-dimensional sculptor who feels free to observe, analyze, and critique the world she lives in with wit and humor – and not always politely. Any and all materials, starting but not ending with various metals, are appropriated to create her visions.
In this exhibition, Todaro examines events and human behaviors that occur primarily inside the home. Hence, the title “Furnished”.
According to the artist, “A successful work of art must be satisfying visually, emotionally, and intellectually. Different themes spiral in and out of my artwork and are later revisited. “A unifying theme is the survival of the human spirit, and I believe a sense of humor is an important survival tool. “Some artists travel to exotic places for inspiration. My artwork comes from observing things in the everyday world. It is personal, sometimes autobiographical. “Perhaps it will lead the viewer to a different awareness.”
Todaro’s sculpture career started in the 1980’s while she studied graphic design in Texas. She changed her major to Fine Arts, and earned her MFA in Sculpture at the San Francisco Art Institute. Todaro currently teaches Metalsmithing, Furniture Design, and Sculpture at Mission College in Santa Clara.
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