It was only during her last year of college at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD, that Ms. Akamu discovered sculpture and understood immediately that it was her passion. She created the life-sized Master Model for the Leonardo da Vinci’s Horse project after extensive studies of Leonardo’s drawings and manuscripts. Her sculpture was used as the model for the creation of 2 1/2 half story tall tribute to the genius. ‘Il Cavallo’ was dedicated in San Siro in Milan, Italy. A month later the second colossal sculpture was dedicated at Meijer Sculpture Gardens in Grand Rapids, MI. Another exceptional sculpture is her 14‘ tall centerpiece “The Golden Cranes” for the National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism in Washington, DC.