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Lawrence Romorini

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Name  Lawrence Romorini
Role  Artist

Lawrence Romorini is an artist specializing in 3-dimensional artwork for company, association and hospital anniversaries and for executive retirements to commemorate history, leadership and accomplishments.

Born in Milan, Italy, Romorini was educated in New York City. From his early career in communications as an art director he went on to be the principal of his own advertising agency. Romorini founded One Of A Kind Art Studio in 1985. He has created over 1,000 pieces of art on display in public and private collections, including commissions for Banc One, Oprah Winfrey, Jack Welch, Michael Jordan, Ernst & Young, American Chemical Society and Southwest Airlines. In 2008 he received a Clio Awards for lobby art commissioned by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons to celebrate their 75th anniversary.

At his One Of A Kind Art Studio, located in Silver Spring, Maryland, Lawrence Romorini custom designs and constructs each retrospective, incorporating miniaturized photos, publications, memorabilia and personal keepsakes, elevated on different planes and enclosed in Plexiglas. The miniaturization of the items allows Romorini to include many pieces of memorabilia, thus telling a large story in a finite amount of space. A 1999 Washington Post article observed, "Those who have acquired Romorini's work regard it as a singular form of expression...designed not just to draw viewers in, but to tug at their sleeves from across the lobby."

The subjects of his retrospective art are as diverse as the stories of Marriott International, Compressed Gas Association, Risk Management Association, Wilhelm Construction, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen, American Roller Bearing Company, Grange Insurance, American Society of Civil Engineers, Loyola Marymount University, and the Chicago Bulls. An extraordinary example is a collage commemorating the life of the Wye Oak in Maryland, which fell from a lightning strike after 450+ years. Included is an actual branch from the oak, surrounded by photographs and symbols of Maryland's history during the tree's life.

Romorini's works can be seen at his studio's website: www.oneofakindinc.com.

References

Lawrence Romorini Wikipedia


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