Forces of Nature

Works by Luc Fiedler

September 29, 2023 - October 29, 2023

Tubbs Gallery

Luc is an award-winning sculptor with an M.F.A. from the University of California in Sculpture and Intaglio Printmaking with additional studies in Art and Architecture in Belgium, England, France, and Italy through the Intur Kultur Off-Campus Program. Luc has an extensive background in metal fabrication and bronze casting.  His sculptures are collected widely both privately and publicly and are in galleries across the country.  Recent awards include “Best in Show” at VRMC’s National Juried Exhibit, First Place at the 26th Annual North American Exhibit of Miniatures, and Honorable Mention at the 84th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature. While residing in Seattle in the 90’s, Luc started his business Elf Foundry and Fabrication. He also designed and built the Cleveland High School Foundry for the South East Seattle Arts Council in Seattle and was widely sought for exhibits in the area.  Luc has taught sculpture at all levels of academia from elementary through College. Recent works “explore the relationships between the physical and metaphysical world.” Many of the elements within the compositions are either found in nature or have man-made connotations. These suggestive forms are derived from his studies and interests in all sciences, ranging from the microcosm to the macrocosm. They are then realized through various processes such as; etching and collagraph printmaking, forging, foundry, and fabrication methods.  “Witness of process is also an integral part of the complete aesthetic. Tooling and hammer marks, flashes and splashes associated with foundry work, or saw and carving marks may be left on the individual elements. From studio to finished piece, the sculptures go through many changes (original ideas remaining intact). It is the spontaneous decisions and changes during the developmental stages that make work exciting, and for what I believe to be an entertaining and meditative art piece.” Luc works out of his studio and foundry in Unionville, Maryland and he is a member of the TAG Gallery and the Delaplaine Art Center in Frederick, Maryland.

Image Credit: “Life Balance” forged steel, marble/kinetic sculpture by Luc Fiedler