Working from his studio north of New York
City, sculptor Eric David Laxman creates a diverse body of
work which includes museum quality sculpture, custom hand
railings, furniture and decorative metal. Here he turns
detailed drawings into substantive works of art in wood,
stone, marble and granite, some as large as 50 feet in
length and weighing as much as 5,000 lbs.
There are MIG and TIG welders, plasma cutters, chop saws
and horizontal band saws in the 2400 square foot
foundry-like space. Plus all the latent metal thatís sitting
there, just waiting for Eric and his assistants to transform
them from base materials to solid structures.
The adjoining lofted showroom has a wide range of
Laxmanís unique tables, chairs, exotic wall art and unique
railings on display. The finished work thatís highlighted in
this suitably light and airy gallery stands in marked
contrast to the pieces in progress in the industrial
sculpture studio below.
Entrance to the showroom is off a side street in the
somewhat Dickensian complex. An intricate metal entrance,
with one of a kind landing and side rails, welcomes visitors
and assures them theyíve arrived at EDL Studios.
The Laxman office, studio and showroom is located in the
Garnerville Arts and Industrial center, a landmark mill
complex located in the lower Hudson Valley. Dating from
before the Civil War, the former dye works factory is home
now to a number of experimental artists, giving it a
distinct SoHo character in the Rockland County, NY suburbs.