ONE SMALL SEED MAGAZINE Issue #30 dig.05 - Page 28

“THE GUARDIANS” PROTECT ALL THAT IS SACRED WITHIN His second phase, entitled “The Guardians”, shows that he is now secure as an artist, while the figures represent a protector in his life – both personally and in his home. From coming out of a difficult time in, the artist has found stability. This balance is important. Pugliese’s bronze ‘Guardians’ are tall, rounded and weigh several hundred pounds. They are armed to the teeth and appear as arresting and reassuring gods of the occult. According to the sculptor, they are protectors that guard all that is sacred within us. US.