Claire McArdle is an internationally recognized sculptor. She travels to Italy often to work in the quarries of Carrara in the Apuane Mountains on the coast and the travertine quarries of Serre di Rapolano.
Her style has been influenced by classically carved figures and the soul that speaks within tribal art, but her figures emerge from her own personal mythology and archetypes. She is inspired by the sculpture of ancient civilizations including Egyptian, African, Greek, Celtic, and Etruscan. Her energy for exploring these mysteries and an insatiable passion for working stone, clay, and bronze, combine to create forms with harmonious balance and an ethereal quality.