LIONS AT THE GATE
The pervading imagery of Klemperer's work reflects a lifelong fascination with animals. Her large-scale sculptures are often constructed from salvaged industrial refuse ravaged by demolition, transformed to contain energy and new life. The welding process is reminiscent of a gesture drawing—the skeletal, steel lines contain both presence and absence. The body language of these animals expresses a feeling or state of being, with motion conveying emotion. Lions at the Gate references heraldic lions, from medieval times back to the lion gate of Mycenae.