Tony Rosano was born in 1974 in Tucson. Expanding foam is his favorite thing in the world. Unfortunately, it is bad for the environment.
If he isn’t reading “Scooby- Doo in Jungle Jeopardy” to his five-year-old daughter for the hundredth time, he is probably dismantling her Barbie dolls and foaming their parts together. He is also one of the many people in Tucson who dresses up in a rabbit costume and plays the sousaphone.
Dumpsters, thrift stores, and hardware stores provide much of the raw material for Tony’s work. Pool hoses, rotisserie motors and colored light bulbs are common themes. Doll and mannequin parts can be found throughout his kinetic sculptures as well, with expanding foam and drywall screws holding everything together.
His work can be seen at various galleries around Tucson or at his studio by appointment. His kinetic sculptures can be seen every year at “GLOW” in Oracle, Arizona, at Triangle L Ranch.