Artist Eric David
Laxman sculpts substantial and elegant pieces. His chosen
materials are metal and stone. He takes those raw composites and
energetically transforms them into something at once very real and
highly conceptual. When heís pulling out of steel or marble its
core character, his intensity is almost primal. Itís clear heís
wrestling with the essence of a shape until it acknowledges
itself. Heíll use plasma cutters, oxyacetylene torches, arc
welders, benders, hammers Öchisels if he has to - to liberate the
Still, for all the
ferocity of the process, the finished sculpture is fine in the
extreme. You donít see the seams in anything Eric David Laxman has
created. There is an elegant finish to his commanding pieces.
Clean lines. A focus on the form. Smooth joints within the
The feelings which
get evoked upon viewing a Laxman sculpture or custom hand
railing? Beauty. Truth. An echoing of history, because for all
the pieceís modernity, thereís classicism at play. And a real
affirmation of life.
Eric David Laxman has
been influenced by early modern art and tribal art as well as
Greek, Egyptian and Buddhist sculpture.
sensibility was what caught the attention of Nick Ashford when he
was looking to visually brand the Ashford and Simpson Restaurant
in Manhattan. Ericís numerous decorative metal elements became
environment-definers in the celebrated midtown setting.
A diverse body of
work also includes custom furniture and decorative metal. Laxman
combines media exquisitely. EDL pieces are collectible, functional
art. Focal points in a home, they are purposeful to use;
pleasurable to own.
Ericís sculptures and
functional art grace the homes and gardens of several Hudson
Valley and Connecticut estates, as well as some company
headquarters and select US art galleries.
His clients find
Ericís collaborative process exciting. It marks a significant
point in their own lives when artistry surrounded them and they
got wrapped up in the creation of beauty.
Itís ennobling to own
original art. To also work with an interpretive artist, who can
put your ideas and sensibilities into an evocative form which will
last for generations Ė that is an opportunity not to be missed.