Bruce Ira Reines, a self-taught prodigy, began sculpting at age five. Early success in his career brought many awards and commissions. Inspired by the work of Rodin and Michelangelo, his early sculptures drew upon the fantastical and mythological. “Neptune”, created in 1981, depicts the god of the sea from Roman mythology. The latest work of Reines is more ethereal as he strives to depict the spiritual process of awakening and enlightenment. He refers to his new work as Sculptural Etheralism.