WENDY KLEMPERER 

LIONS AT THE GATE

2001

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.

Lions At The Gate, Wendy Klemperer

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