Mediums: Bronze, Mosaics, Sculpture
Linda Serrao began her professional career in the early 1980’s in jewelry making, selling to boutiques in the San Francisco Bay Area. She produced sterling silver cast pieces in very limited editions and hand wired one-of-a-kind designs. From the very beginning, her works have been inspired by the organic shapes of nature: leaves, flowers, snowflakes and the asymmetrical curves and swirls of water and clouds. Her jewelry was quite sculptural and unique as she was creating pieces just at the trailing end of the vintage jewelry movement.
Growing from the miniature sculpture of jewelry, Serrao found her true calling in large sculptural works ranging from bas relief through realistic life-size bronze figures. Classic Greek sculptures provide stylistic inspiration, although Bernini (17th Century Roman) is her favorite sculptor. Specializing in bronze character portraits, most of her works are life size. Her bronze sculptures offer a comment on our shared human condition, illustrating the universal experiences and concerns common to all cultures.
The artist specializes in site specific public commissions and bronze memorials depicting people or animals. Her bronzes are known for their candid and intimate glimpse of the subject immersed in a personal moment.
Functional art, including interior decor, outdoor benches, fencing, and applied bas relief works are also offered. Functional art styles include abstract, art deco and art nouveau and may be designed to incorporate representational bronze figures as part of the function.
Private commissions, including custom bronze portraits of individuals, are featured. An emphasis is placed on the “character” portrait, the incorporation of accoutrements and mannerisms particular to the subject.
All bronze sculptures are produced in very limited editions and are of the highest quality in execution and finish, suitable for indoor or outdoor display where weather and human interaction are factors.