Stepping into Alicia N. Ponzio's North Beach, San Francisco studio is a little like time traveling to a renaissance European workshop. With daylight streaming in through high windows, paintings on easels are punctuated everywhere by sculptures, both finished and in progress. Traditionally trained as a sculptress in Florence, Italy, Alicia specializes in the human figure. She explains the process of creating her recent work "The Builder," made during the pandemic, through which she says she "explored her emotions through form."
Special thanks to Grant Phelps, Natasha von Kaenel at The Crucible, and for additional footage by Denise Snaer-Gauder and C. J. Vohs.
For more information visit https://www.aliciaponzio.com
Produced by Rick Bacigalupi