Melanie Zibit


“In the art of sculpture . . . it is left to the artist to make out of many things one thing, and from the smallest part of a thing an entirety.”  Rainer Maria Rilke, Auguste Rodin, 1965

I am inspired by ancient and modern sculptors. I use marble, a classical material, and components of the human form to create a modern statement. Leaving elements natural or forms unfinished invites the viewer to complete the form in their mind’s eye.

I learned to carve in the marble workshops of Carrara, Italy. I have lived in rural Eastport, Maine and New York City with a group of artists and exhibited in New York City.  More recently, I worked at the Vermont Carving Studio and Sculpture Center with sculptors from all over New England.

I am an advisor to the New England Sculptors’ Association; present at museums, schools, universities, galleries, and arts festivals; have received commissions and exhibited in museums and galleries throughout New England and the United States. Won the 2014 Anne Hyatt Hutchinson Award from NYC Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club. My sculptures are in private collections.