Lawrence Schloss, Sculptor
Artist Member: Artists Alliance of East Hampton
Guild Hall, East Hampton
The American Guild of Judaic Art
The Art League of Long Island
The Art League of Nassau County
The Art Guild of Port Washington
The Huntington Arts Council
The National Art League, Inc.
Fellow: The Jewish Art Salon
I am an abstract sculptor of wood and stone. All of my sculptures originate from one-man-boulders of marble, granite, canyon rock and river rock purchased from a local landscaper in my neighborhood (the boulders are given that name because they can be carried by a single person, one at a time). The sculptures composed of blue stone are from workers who discarded slabs when building small retaining walls surrounding gardens. All of the woods are felled limbs of trees from the North Shore of Long Island; many of the limbs, which fell after storms, are from trees in my backyard
My sculptures of stone and wood speak to the inherent beauty and power of these materials. The sculptures often take months, some even years, to complete. Above all, the sculptures are inspired by the natural world.