Xuereb, Joe Malta born sculptor Joe Xuereb has started carving in 1973 under the tutelage of British archaeologist Marie Claridge. His work is influenced by the Earth Mother motif which is predominant in the Maltese Neolithic civilisation. The senuous lines and tactile finish of his sculpture together with the expressive symbolism of his art are the hallmarks of Xuereb's distinctive oeuvre. So far he has exhibited in Malta, Netherlands, Germany, France and New York. His work is represented by 'SOL Gallery' of Siena,Italy. In 1999, his work has even featured on CNN ArtClub programme. Today he runs his own Studio and Gallery from his own residence.