Mari Chovan-Upton is Hungarian-born artist creates figurative and abstract sculptures in ceramic, stone, bronze, wood and glass. She studied drawing and sculpture in Budapest, Hungary, painting in Florence, Italy and stone carving with Italian masters in Pietrasanta. She studied glass at CCAC where she got her degree in Interdisciplinary Fine Art. Recently she fell in love with wood. “What excites me is discovering the beauty of the once-living organism, as the unexpected patterns of the grain and the form are revealed by the chisels.” She currently carves wood at the Peninsula Art Institute. Mari’s work has been exhibited in the United States, Hungary and Italy.