Laura Frazure is a sculptor and Assistant Professor in the School of Art at The University of the Arts. She has taught anatomy at The New York Academy of Art, the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing and the Tianjin Academy of Fine Art in Tianjin.
Believing in classical ideas about form sense and its communicative potential, Laura models figures that are theatrical and contemporary. In her works over the past decade, she has emphasized “direct modeling”, highlighting form and form development with no subsequent mediatory processes. The sculpture shown utilizes translucent waxes coated with a thin glaze of oil paint and varnish and is constructed on a steel reinforced aluminum wire armature. The final outcome, though stable and permanent, conveys an ephemeral quality of fragile immediacy.