Lawrence Fane



Lawrence Fane’s sculptures continue his investigations into an imaginary world influenced by the the early Renaissance artist-engineer Mariano Taccola. The works, made in wood, concrete and steel among other materials, suggest straightforward uses (perhaps archeological?) but their precise utilities remain elusive.

Though appearing without direct symbolism, the sculptures are oddly humanized and animated. Crafting them from found as well as purchased materials, Fane develops each one with painstaking handwork, using tools to make what look like tools. Although harkening back to the figure, his sculptures draw on the ancient world and bring it into the 21st century, embracing sentiments both classic and modern, natural and industrial.