Leonard Cave, Untitled, 2009
Kings Road Park, 1000 N. Kings Road
About the artwork: The sculpture by artist Leonard Cave was a gift to the City of West Hollywood by an anonymous donor. Sculpted from travertine, the abstract has the potential be a cold, unyielding object. Instead, it becomes a warm, introspective work as the sun and shade create ever changing patterns on its smooth planes and cratered surface. The work fits perfectly within the ambiance of Kings Road Park as a garden of rest and reflection in a busy urban environment.
About the Artist: Leonard Cave (1944-2006) was an acclaimed artist and educator. A noted sculptor, he was well known for moving easily among wood carving, assemblage, and stone carving. His works range from table-top- to larger-than-life-size abstractions carved from marble, granite, and wood; furniture and prints and drawings. For many, the appeal of his sculpture is in its solidity and massiveness. Others are taken with the sensuality of his works, especially those in stone. His sculpture has been exhibited as far away as Japan, as well as in New York and Washington D.C., at the White House, in his native South Carolina, and in Maryland, where he received his MFA from the University of Maryland and subsequently taught and maintained a studio. Leonard Cave was committed to teaching, and during his career taught at Georgetown University and in the Montgomery County Maryland Public Schools. Cave was in the midst of a successful career as an artist and teacher when he was killed by a drunk driver in July 2006. His works are symbols of grace and energy and his contributions to the art community continue.
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