SANTA FE, NM, August 20, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Santa Fe Indian Market Weekend
August 18-24, 2014
David Rothermel Contemporary August Show
SANTA FE, NM
CORNER OF LINCOLN AVE & WEST MARCY
David Rothermel Contemporary is featuring guest artist, Larry Lefner
during Santa Fe Indian Market weekend with his monumental bust of the Native American "Chief Joseph" of the Nez Perce. The story of Chief Joseph was a heartfelt inspiration for Larry to create the monumental sculpture of the famous Native American Chief. This noble and peaceful character is an icon for his people.
A monumental bust with 29 varieties of hardwood in a sculpture form called "Mosaic Sculpture". This "Mosaic Sculpture'" is a complete original in the world of wood art. It is a sculpture technique that is Larry's own creation in the world of wood carving. No paints or stains have been applied; the rich colors are all the natural colors of the wood. Measurements: 32" x 32" x 45!
Larry Lefner reinforces the notion of the 'artistic visionary' in his unique styles of crafting wood. His artwork continually evolves. He has no niche. (He graduated in eastern philosophy!) He strives to stay ahead of those who would define him or his style of sculpture. He contributes an incredibly versatile range of woodworking; a range encompassing nature themes and intriguing characters from fine art to architectural designs.
Many residents of Sun Valley, Santa Fe, and Aspen have collected his artwork in the thirtyfive years he has been a professional sculptor. Since moving to Aspen in 1995, his most notable accomplishments are the nature scenes carved into the walls and beam ends of the Elk Mountain Lodge, the Fly Fisherman Living Tree Sculpture, public art commissioned by the town of Basalt, and the memorial bench in front of the Woody Creek Tavern.
In addition to his classic wood sculpture, Larry has developed his own unique style of sculpture that is a composition of sculpted wood using colorful hardwoods of every variety. These creations are amazing to view. Most people think the sculptures are painted, but every color in the sculpture is a different kind - and natural color of wood.
He is available by appointment and welcomes commissions of fine art, or mantles and doors for custom architecture.