Art in the Heart of the Bastakiya, Dubai.
I have a high regard for Lloyd Le blanc's many skills. His work is characterized by a fluid and versatile mastery of his materials. Not only that, he is the complete sculptor in that he can handle every phase of his work from the clay or plaster of the modelling thorough all the many stages to the finished bronze sculpture. Nowadays, this is rare indeed. In recent years his work has been mostly concerned with animals, and in particular birds. Here again his mastery of materials comes into the picture. His knowledge of the technicalities of metal has enabled him to create sculptures which exploit the precarious to the limit, resulting in intriguing and exciting structures. Hi surfaces are modeled in a fashion so that in certain light conditions they lose their structure to become almost photographic. This fulfills one of sculptures prime duties; to modulate light in a novel way. This change of perceptual direction will almost certainly be perceived unconsciously but even so will be … [Read More...]