Metallica’s rumbling riffs and the San Francisco Symphony’s lustrous timbre have become legendary as a musical merger of classic and contemporary. Their successful group collaboration of two different styles created a piece of amazing aural art. Nicola Verlato has solely and successfully been doing the same thing in visual art his entire professional career. The one-man band painter, sculptor, set designer and musician fuses classical technique with modern technology to create heroes and heroines who seem to defy gravity, vanquish time, but appear lost in space. The characters are mighty and muscular, but searching and struggling. We aspire to their beauty and strength while recognizing their shared humanity, their morality.