Linda Fleming is always thinking about
light—how it moves through, over, and
around her work. In conversation, she points
out how the play of cast shadows echoes
and enlivens the complex, latticed surfaces
and curving forms of her sculptures, which
range from paper and wood maquettes only
a few inches across to powder-coated, lasercut
steel works that are large enough to enter.
The chairs placed within Reverie (2008)
make the invitation to come inside explicit,
offering a place to sit and contemplate the
surrounding swirling shapes. The intricately
cut planes of intersecting lines might be diagramming
the paths of stars and nebulae or
maybe visualizing the movement of atoms.
Fleming, however, gives no explanation of
their meaning or origin, despite the fact that
she is intensely curious about a wide variety
of scientific subjects
...see the entire article in the print version of November's Sculpture magazine.
Refugium, 2007. Steel, 105 x 228 x 108 in. Below: Crackle, 2013. Powder-coated steel, 102 x 174 x 144 in.