Whether I work in stone, wood, or metals my imagery is primarily derived from human forms or from fragments of human forms. I think of my work as reincarnations of historical art images from the past, rendered in a new fashion and endowed with contemporary design concepts.
About the Artist
Enzo Torcoletti was born in Italy and attended art school there before he moved to Canada where he received a B.A. in English Literature and a B.F.A. in Sculpture and Printmaking from the University of Windsor. He completed his M.F.A. in Sculpture at Florida State University then moved to St. Augustine Florida where he still resides. He is an Emeritus Professor of Art at Flagler College where he taught Sculpture, Drawing, and Art History since 1971. Although equally at home with a variety of media, during the last several years, Mr. Torcoletti has directed his energies primarily to stone carving which has taken him to Portugal, England and Italy where he maintains a sculpture studio. His work has been shown extensively and is included in numerous private and public collections here and abroad. His sculpture has been featured in several publications including The Sculpture Reference Book and multiple sculpture textbooks by Arthur Williams. In 2023, Torcoletti received the Ambassador of the Arts award from the Florida Council on Arts & Culture.