Michael Alfano creates figurative and surrealistic sculpture that goes beyond the literal, adapting human forms to convey philosophical ideas and abstract concepts. An accomplished realist, he studied sculpting at the Art Students League in New York City. His key influences are Dali, Davidson, and Houdon, as well as eastern thought. He aims to create art that relates to the everyday, yet causes people to experience, think, and understand life more fully. Alfano’s public sculptures dot the East, including George Brown at the Boston Marathon start line, the Holocaust Monument in Jericho NY, and Ethics of Peace at Georgetown University. Portrait commissions include Anwar Sadat, Milton and Rose Friedman, and Indian Parliamentarian O.P. Jindal. In 2022, PBS’s Open Studio hailed his “Of Many Minds” show, 20 pieces along the Boston Waterfront, as “this brilliant sculpture on the water.” Originally from Long Island, Alfano now works and resides in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.