Romolo is a Provincetown native whose tutelage began as a youth at the side of his father, painter Salvatore Del Deo. His passion for sculpting led him to Florence and Pietrasanta, Italy, where he developed his training in the “lost wax” method perfected by the ancient Greeks and commonly used by the Italians during the Renaissance. His design for the Creation Doors drew inspiration from the famed bronze doors at the Florence Baptistery created by Ghiberti in the sixteenth century. After producing several bronze maquettes, he rendered the doors full-scale, first in clay at his studio in New York, and then in wax at the Polich Tallix Art Works in Rock Tavern, New York, before they were eventually cast into bronze. He collaborated with Helen McLean for the fabrication of the baptismal font gates and bowls, and designed the structure, and sculpted the ambo reading desk.
Born in Holland, Countess Daphne DuBarry studied languages at Munich and McGill Universities (she speaks 7 fluently), and Modern Literature at the Sorbonne. She entered the workshop of Marcello Tommasi in Florence, and enrolled in the Academy of Art and Design. She is a passionate artist, and her work includes various monumental sculptures of saints, royalty, and celebrities. Countess DuBarry who now lives in Monaco and Gascony, was commissioned to create a classic image of an angel, one that would reflect the “Angel of the Church” from the book of Revelation. This fourteen-foot angel that stands atop the bell tower was sculpted at her studio in Pietrasanta, Italy, and cast at the Fonderia Artistica Miriani in Pietrasanta, using the same lost-wax method that was used for the Creation doors.