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January 4, 2017
Leslie Fry. Swell. Stained reinforced concrete. 60” x 22” x 20”
Ode to Concrete

As a sculptor who likes using her hands to model organic forms and usually doesn’t have the budget for bronze casting, I find concrete the best choice for making large outdoor sculptures. I don’t love the dust, the backaches or the weight, but I love what it can do. Concrete is not generally considered a dignified […]

May 17, 2016
Leslie Fry. Detail of Totter and Family Tree sculptures.
Supports supporting each other

Happily reporting the completion of three sizable sculptures and three smaller ones (see photos below). Aside from feeling the satisfaction of COMPLETION, they evoke in me a smile – rather than my usual critical analysis of where to go next, and how to do better. The joined components of Family Tree, Totter, and Kick are cast […]

March 13, 2016
Revisiting Henry Moore and Pompeii

If you love sculpture with mass, form, volume and alive surfaces, consider making a pilgrimage to the Henry Moore room in Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario. The intense physicality of Moore’s original plasters has stayed with me since my first visit in the early 80s. I love knowing that Moore helped design this space and […]

November 23, 2015
Thanksgiving, truly

Gearing up for my work to be in TWO art fairs in Miami! My 5-foot long bronze Colossal Acornhead will be in X-Contemporary and several wall sculptures will be in Fridge December 1-6. I predict a highly caffeinated week in my mother’s Marimekko dresses, raising many a glass with international curators and collectors. None of this would […]

September 29, 2015
Leslie Fry. Peaches. 2015.
Blog mélange

Haven’t posted in 2 months – bad blogger! Here are a few bits of the latest. Gearing up for the X-Contemporary fair at the Miami art circus Dec. 1-6. The bronze Colossal AcornHead and my own head will be there. Proud to be one of the artists in ArtShape Mammoth, directed by dynamo Margaret Coleman, who […]