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Laura West
  • Fresno, CA
  • United States
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About:
I am a sculptor who works predominately with cast bronze and iron figurative elements. Although much of this work is initially representational, elements from this work, along with body casts are installed in carefully selected natural locations and photographed. The basic content of the work is to ask questions about the fragility of the body and its interaction with nature.

In addition to running a sculpture studio, I also am a tenured full-time professor of sculpture at Fresno City College.

If you are interested in seeing more of my work check out my website at www.westsculpturestudio.com.

This site also includes slideshows detailing my processes.

I run a blog that deals with rapid prototyping technology and its uses in sculpture: http://rpsculpt.wordpress.com

Also you can take a look at my husband, Eric West's work at www.westmetalsmithing.com.
Arts Specialty:
Sculpture - Objects and Installations as well as cast metal
Visual Arts
Sculpture
Website:
http://westsculpturestudio.com

Laura West's Blog

Additive Memories - a solo exhibition of sculptural works by Laura West

I have a solo exhibition, in conjuction with a group exhibit that emphasises the use of 3D technology and the use of computers to generate forms. It is titled Additive Memories and runs at ArtSpace Gallery on the FCC campus through the 9th of December. The reception is on Thursday, Dec 2 from 5-8pm. Come by and take a look if you…

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Posted on November 24, 2010 at 2:35pm

Rapid Premonitions, an exhibition of work created using computers and 3d printers

I am part of a new exhibition at Fresno City College titled Rapid Premonitions. All the work in the exhibition uses computers and 3D printers to generate the work. ArtSpace gallery is open M-T 10-4 and W-Th 10-7. The reception is Tuesday December 2 from 5-7pm. Please join us if you can.

Posted on November 13, 2010 at 3:00pm

Sabbatical Journey/Upcoming Exhibition

I have been on sabbatical for the last season and promise to give some update on my work and experiences. I wanted to let you all know that I have an exhibition from the middle of November through December and will be showing a great deal of my work created with rapid prototyping technology. I have also started a blog that specifically covers rp tech: http://rpsculpt.wordpress.com

Posted on October 24, 2010 at 4:10pm

this is a new piece I just completed. . .

What follows is a 360 degree quicktime video of a recently finished sculpture. Download to view!
west_sculpture1.mov

Posted on April 16, 2010 at 9:30pm

Exhibit at Cricket Engine in Oakland

Here are a couple of shots from my exhibit that just went up in Oakland:…

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Posted on November 21, 2009 at 4:37pm

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At 10:42am on February 26, 2010, Linda Lloyd Pitts said…
Hi Laura
Just a note to tell you I still yearn to come-on-over Because that was such a cool day! But things have shifted into high gear (you know,I'm sure). I still think of you :)
At 11:11pm on February 6, 2010, Debra Montgomery said…
Hi - good to hear from you! In all honesty, I can't remember which job that was now. From October through the holidays, its been chaos with working and family visitors! Lately its been lighter stuff, kitchen hoods, etc. We do have a fence/gate job coming up and after that, a railing job. May need some help with that - we actually were talking about some of that today. Still have your and Eric's numbers. :) How are you guys doing? Hope all is well!
At 8:52am on November 2, 2009, Debra Montgomery said…
Hi Laura - Yes, we are getting there. We did get Eric's message and I believe Eric is going to give him a call today. I will remind him about that. And again, we are still interested in the little giant, but I think we will have to wait until sometime after the holidays. Yep, we should get together sometime for dinner. Hopefully I can make it to the next sculpture critique, too.
At 6:37pm on October 20, 2009, Rattananan Karninsee said…
Thanks Laura, I will check them out. Nice to meet you too.
At 2:05pm on September 28, 2009, Linda Lloyd Pitts said…
Hi Laura!
Does this mean you arte no longer in pain? I sure hope so!!~
Is Oct 17 set up firmly as a critque gathering? I would love to come listen.
When are your classes now. I would love to hop over there say hello and see whatcha up to :) ?
love,
Linda
At 3:57pm on September 25, 2009, Tom Howell said…
Nice to meet you. Enjoy your work... Thank you for the "Friend" connection. T.
At 7:45am on September 25, 2009, Debra Montgomery said…
Hi Laura:

Thanks for getting back to me. Yes, both Erics have spoken - so we will be in touch about when we get into that job. Also talked a bit about that Little Giant. I am in the middle of a big repousse project right now that I will be done with / delivered on Oct 7. After that, my schedule will be a little more flexible - so if you end up still needing help with your sculpture or any other "apprenticeship" in exchange for instruction ideas, just give me a call.

Talk to you soon - Deb
At 1:08pm on September 5, 2009, Linda Lloyd Pitts said…
Oh Laura!~Ouch ouch ouch ouch!! I really feel for you!
Thank you for the thought but you get to stay home..preferably without the stone though. I didn't stay long down there long ...heat still drains me fast, I guess I'll have to build up immunity again..to heat! I did get a couple of honorable mentions which was great.
I want to make it over to your show also..and I will. When is the closing date?
As for your question. The answer would proably be, where don't I get inspiration? I transilate everything through art filters (or additives) nowdays. It may sound funny but even lights and sounds contribute to my art making. As I have gotten older various elements seem to fit together with more ease. Life 'blends' more and all the parts fit together more easily, even the rough times..
At 11:06am on August 23, 2009, Debra Montgomery said…
No - I don't qualify. I did have something to run by you regarding classes and sent you a message to your inbox versus leaving a comment.
 
 
 

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