My name is Marina Sabio and I am a sculptor and illustrator. I was born in Barcelona, city where I am currently based. Marina Sapiens was born in France though, where I lived for almost 10 years. I like being close to the border so I can come and go from my hometown to home.
I studied cinema at the FCC Blanquerna and specialised in cinema direction and script writing. My cinema studies made me lean towards stop motion animation and finally, towards character design. I make naive and silly characters to make you smile and transmit my love for science and nature. All my works are handmade in my studio in Barcelona, where I also proudly run my own online shop and business.
I spend my days looking down at tiny things on my desk, so in my spare time, I like looking up at the vastness of the universe. I am an amateur astronomer and I read science books whenever I get the chance. I also love solitude, coffee, walks in nature and my pets: my cat Djangui and my dog, Darwin.
This is my studio and working space :)