Fran Siegel

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Fran Siegel


Menthe, 2019
Edition of 27
8 x 7.5 x 3 inches, dimensions variable

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Fran Siegel has developed this limited edition of unique porcelain sculptures to benefit CUE Art Foundation.

This project extends from a larger body of work that investigates how plants signify links between places and displaced populations. Siegel embossed patterns of the mint leaf onto thin porcelain segments and assembled them into unique three-dimensional forms. Mint is known as the grass of peace and for its healing qualities; it might remind us to be more vigilant stewards of the well-being of the Earth’s natural resources. Mint leaves grow in symmetrical pairs, a metaphor for community and collaboration. For CUE, they also signify the close ties it fosters with its artists.

Note: photographs are representative; each piece has individual qualities.

Fran Siegel’s investigation of place occurs through the activity of drawing. Her research-driven process generates sprawling collaged and spatial constructions that are depictions of time, movement, and cultural change. Siegel’s monumental drawings have been acquired by LACMA, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Yale University Art Gallery.

 Amplifying shifting daylight in her site-specific installations, these environments are ever-changing and reactive- highlighting the way even the most nuanced of changes can dramatically alter the way we perceive the world. These projects include her commission by the US Department of Cultural Affairs as the US representative at the IX International Bienal of Cuenca, Ecuador, Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz, The Museum of Arts and Design in NYC, The Art, Design, and Architecture Museum at UCSB and The Fowler Museum at UCLA. Siegel has just been commissioned by the Los Angeles Metro to create a permanent work for the Wilshire/La Brea Station. In New York, her work is represented by Lesley Heller Gallery.