This statue was painted by artist Marta Sanchez and was on display at the Independence Seaport Museum at Penn's Landing.
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Phanatic Statue Facts:
- Weight: 100 pounds.
- Height: Six feet tall (from bottom of base to top of statue).
- Contents: Statue is made of fiberglass. Base is made of aluminum.
- Each Phanatic statue stands on a base shaped like home plate.
Phanatic Statue Auction Details:
- 300 lbs. of sand included (optional), packaged in bags. Sand may be used to secure the base of the statue.
- Each statue will be retouched by its artist and restored to its original design as best as possible prior to distribution.
- Winners are responsible for pick up or shipment of their statue from Citizens Bank Park. Statues must be picked up or shipped on a mutually agreed upon date and time following the 2010 Phillies season but no later than November 30, 2010. The Phillies will not package statues for shipment.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, painter Marta Sanchez is deeply inspired by traditional Mexican folk art expressions. Marta Sanchez is recognized primarily for her retablo paintings, an offspring of traditional Mexican prayer paintings on metal. Other avenues explored by Marta are the train yards of San Antonio that has led to narrative paintings of the Mexican experiences with the train yards. Her love of Latin American literature especially Chicano/a literature has led to a collaborative box set of serigraphs prints with poet Dr. Norma E. Cantú. Marta incorporates her history and culture to continue positive action with the Chicano/a movement. Her Cascarones Por La Vida annually invites the community to create hand painted confetti filled eggs to sell for an art fund for families affected by HIV/AIDS.
While studying in Rome, Italy and Philadelphia, PA, Marta earned her Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Texas at Austin. Her work is in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Art in St. Petersburg, FL, The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, PA, McNay Museum in San Antonio, The National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, The Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas in San Antonio, Texas. Private collectors such as Cheech Marin have purchased and exhibited her work nationally. Marta has participated in many various workshops, panels, and publications regarding her work and community outreach.
Marta teaches at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Springside School in Philadelphia. She resides in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia with her husband John and son Phillip Ignacio.
To view more of her work, please visit www.artedemarta.com.