Marica Hefti fell in love with art at the age of five, when she discovered she had talent for painting, drawing and sculpting. While she produced a respectable oeuvre of landscapes in all media her one true love and passion has been, and still is, creating art on the basis of the human figure. Here the media she has explored range from Conté crayon washes and watercolor to large and small bronze and terracotta sculpture. Her work has been shown in renowned galleries and museums all over Europe and the United States. Her commissioned murals, portraits, terracotta and bronze sculpture are in public places as well as homes and offices of patrons throughout the world. She is currently completing a larger than life, free standing outdoor terracotta and steel relief and sculpture for the new Saint Francis Medical Center in Colorado Springs. (To view the "Work in Progress" got to: http://earthandfire-marica.blogspot.com/) She received her MA at the College of Fine Arts in Zurich, Switzerland, where she was educated under constructivists Max Bill and Hans Fischli in the Bauhaus tradition of Kandinsky’s school of "Form und Farbe." She has added postgraduate studies in numerous art institutions in Europe and the USA. Her studies and teaching took her from Switzerland to Italy, from Liechtenstein to the Bahamas and to California. In 1991, she moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado.