Gerald Siciliano looks to Italy for materials and inspiration. He first traveled there in 1972. Experiencing the art, history and heritage of the stone-carving centers of Tuscany left a permanent and significant impression. Now he treks there once a year to purchase tons of classical and exotic marble.
Michelangelo, Pisano, Della Robbia (the "same old suspects," as he calls them) are his primary influences. He combines the techniques these masters used with contemporary ones, utilizing diamond and pneumatic tools, taking part in an "aesthetic sensibility unique to our era."