Barbara LekbergU.S. b. 1925
Barbara Lekburg's sculpture has been called both sensuous and simple. It reflects her interest in the graceful dignity of the human shape and gesture. Lekburg has had a life-long interest in dance and has studied the movements of dancers in the Loie Fuller and Martha Graham Dance Companies and their use of draped costume. Her "Lazarus" series features figures stretching in bag-like folds of cloth that almost resemble their own skin. She lets us see inside the folds of cloth to discover that, indeed, there is no body there. Lekburg received her M.A from the University of Iowa where she studied with Philip Guston, Humbert Albrizio, and Mauricio Lasansky.
BACK TO COLLECTION