Rod Zullo is a consummate student of art, who continually searches for his own truth. Traveling abroad has exposed him to a variety of art styles, mediums and messages. By studying past and present masters, Rod explores sculpture as a metaphor of the present world. Under the guidance and mentoring of Floyd T. De Witt, Rod strives to see beyond the literal and narrative to create work that is contemplative and metaphorical, yet based on traditional foundations. His goal is to see the abstract forms in nature and express this in sculpture by marrrying the components of discipline and creativity to express a concept rather than an image. In 2003 The National Sculpture Society awarded Rod with the Beverly Hoyt Memorial Award and in 2005 the Polich Foundry Award. He was also featured at the National Museum of Wildlife Art's Western Visions Show in 2005.