A pioneer of hyperrealist sculpture, Carole Feuerman (b. 1945) aims to create visual manifestations of the inner balance and beauty of women, though is perhaps best known for her large-scale sculptures of swimmers. "Swimming and water have fascinated me for as long as I can remember, and as a result, have become the essence of my inspiration for my pieces," she has said. Feuerman has spent the last four decades sculpting monumental, life-sized, and miniature works in bronze, resin, and marble. Her labor-intensive sculptures involve working on the piece both in wax and bronze, later applying multiple coats of primer and paint in the foundry, and finishes in the studio.