The Serpent
Date 2012
Dimensions 24"x 8'1"x 13"
Category Sculpture
Medium PVC
Genre Contemporary
Period 21st Century

Melquiades Rosario Sastre

"The Serpent" (2012)



Sculptor, graphic artist and draftsman. Rosario received his artistic training at the Puerto Rico School of Plastic Arts (1975-1978) and at the Art Students League of New York (1981). In 1982, he founded the Puerto Rico Sculptors Association. In 1989, he was awarded the Pollock-Krasner grant. He has been a professor at the School of Plastic Arts, the Art Students League of San Juan and the University of Puerto Rico, he has also participated in artistic events in Puerto Rico and abroad, such as the Havana Biennial (1986) and the San Juan Poli/Gráfica Triennial (2004). In 2006, he received the prestigious grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation and visited the Vermont Studio Center, where he gathered with artists of all media. He has created sculptures in a variety of materials, from wood to PVC plastic pipes and metal, but most recently has returned to wood as his primary medium. He makes drawings with unconventional methods, such as creating images by lifting layers of paper or tying pencils to remote-control toys that he drives over the base. In the field of sculpture, he is interested in exploring “intangible space as a contained void”.