Sebastian Martorana creates memorials of ice cream pints made from stone (Ode to Ice Cream: Group of 6, pictured). Wanting to memorialize the quiet happy moments of life like sharing a pint of ice cream at the end of the day with his wife, he carved various flavors and consistencies of ice cream, asking "isn't that important too?" The realistic pints exude these emotions and while not as raw as the memorials to the dead and unborn, are just as heartfelt.
Introductions4 is on display through September 6, 2008. Irvine Contemporary is located at 1412 14th St NW and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.