Sculptor Melanie Zibit grew up in the Boston area. Her love for carving stone began while an undergraduate at Brandeis University from which she graduated Magna Cum Laude in fine arts.
She studied stone carving in the workshops of Carrara, Italy and worked with world-renowned sculptors. Melanie also carves at the Vermont Carving Studio and Sculpture Center with sculptors from all over New England.
Her work has been shown in galleries and museums throughout New England, Oregon, and in many private collections. The Middleboro, Massachusetts Public Library commissioned her to create an outdoor sculpture in celebration of their 100th year. Melanie is represented in Ashley Rooney’s 2011 book 100 New England Artists and is on the board of the New England Sculptors’ Association.
Arctic Ice is especially interesting. Ms. Zibit kept the the natural flow and edge of the stone as for an iceberg and added a spiraling opening to symbolize the melting of the Arctic’s ice.