Iron sculpture titled Community outside in parkMarcos Cruz was born in Cadiz, Spain, and migrated to the US in 1979. He has lived in Europe and the Caribbean and considers the experience of living in different cultures as a primary influence on his art. His works are inspired by a fascination for how things work and the patterns of everyday life. He is passionate about interacting with the public regarding his art, and claims that his works often speak in the voice of the people. Marcos believes that as we take part in the arts, we strengthen the bonds of culture and community. His works are exhibited all over the world, and he served as the director of design and visual arts consultant for the Culinary Team USA for the World Cup in 2010 and the 2012 Olympics in Europe. Marcos currently lives with his wife Amanda and their four children in Central Florida.