Melanie Gerleve' started creating her statues during her pre-school years. She has never stopped producing her unforgettable work. In 1970 she teamed up with Max, and together they discovered that there was little else in life that mattered to them other than creating the works of art that they, to this day create in great proliferation. The pursuit of perfection and dedication are among some of the many driving influences that are reflected in the meticulously detailed and high caliber work that Melanie produces. Melanie is listed in the 2000 publication of Who's Who in America for her contribution to to arts in the sculptural form. In addition to her award winning statues, Melanie has also written several children's books and a fictional novel.