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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 […]

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 […]

August 5, 2015
Leslie Fry. Movable ceramic figure and storyboard in progress.

Last day of Sculpture in Motion at Penland. Cristina and Arturo were the Dynamic Duo leading us into unknown territory, and our group was terrific. Everyone did wildly different work and everyone worked DEEP into the nights to make their sculptures and animation happen. Here is my first edit of Black-Eyed Susan (a mere 30 second […]

July 21, 2015
Dancing Sculptures

Day two in a unique course, Sculpture in Motion, at Penland School of Crafts, with the amazing artist siblings Cristina and Arturo Cordova. We are making articulated ceramic sculptures for stop motion animation. This is my dream course because: I’ve been messing on my own with video for several years, my favorite sculpture technique is […]

July 15, 2015
Leslie Fry. Working on the Art Deco entrance of the Springfield Cinema in 2011.
Money-making and art-making

How do artists make money, if not from selling their work? Some like a clean line between the making of art and money. I knew an artist who specialized in fancy equine grooming, traveling to horse shows for half the year. After, she could totally let loose in the studio. For a while (a mere […]