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Creating Space 1

by Lena Beth Frazier

Bronze, 27/77
Dimensions: 9.5x 15 x 6
Gift of the Honorable Laura Boyd and Mr. David Rambo, 1988.

Creating Space 1 by Lena Beth Frazier
Photo by John Jernigan

The Artwork

Lena Beth Frazier is known for her stylized lines in her bronze sculptures. In Creating Space 1, the artist used flowing forms in the legs and arms of the sculpted woman to create dynamic horizontal movement. In a posture that seems to be creating space, the figure appears outstretched in a posture reminiscent of martial arts or meditation.

The Artist

Lena Beth Frasier received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Oklahoma, and in 1966, began a long, successful career as a sculptor and teacher. She is renowned for her busts of famous individuals with Oklahoma ties including Admiral William J. Crowe and Sylvan Goldman. Her work is found in museums, public buildings, and private collections throughout the U.S. Frazier served as the first president of the Oklahoma Sculpture Society and was a former member of the Governor-appointed Oklahoma Arts Council.