Donald Porcaro was born in 1950 in Newark, New Jersey. He completed his formal education in sculpture at Columbia University in New York (1976). Porcaro has been pursuing an academic career since 1975, initially as an associate, later full professor at the Parsons School of Design in New York City. As a guest artist, consultant and mentor, he also occasionally collaborates with American universities and museums. He has exhibited his work several times in solo and group exhibitions at home and around the world. His sculptural works are in some prestigious American public collections. The artist has been awarded several times for his art and work. He lives and works in New York.
The soft forms of the Donald Porcare statue introduced a different kind of sensitivity into the traditional hard experience of perceiving the stone material at the symposium. The author, known for his playful and dynamic color statues made of various materials (concrete, metal), admitted that his participation in the Portorož symposium in 2011 significantly changed his view of sculptural creation. The gentle color shades of Istrian stone enabled it to “combine color, texture and mass” in a completely new and fresh way (Karel Wilkin). Vertical plastic consists of variously shaped forms of circular and cylindrical shapes, which are flattened towards the top and arranged in the shape of a cone. With the help of the title Eros, the author encourages speculation about the content, but no matter how many parables or allusions we find in the real world, Porcar’s creation also remains abstract.