Quinn's sculpture begins in writing, either his own poetry or other literature. The image is then drafted on paper, then a smaller model is created.
By the age of 21 he gained the respect of the New York art community when he was commissioned to make an art work for the United Nations of which a stamp was later made. Quinn was later selected to head the Absolut Vodka ad campaign for which only top international artists are chosen.
Shortly after, in 1994, Quinn was commissioned by the Vatican to create a sculpture of Saint Anthony. The sculpture was blessed by Pope John Paul II in Saint Peter's square, and later placed in the Basilica del Santo in Padua, Italy, commemorating the eighth centennial of the saint's death.
On March 5, 2002, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation announced a competition, in which the jury would select a design for a memorial that would pay respect to all those died in the World Trade Center attack. Quinn and a team entered with the design 'Angels of the World'.
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