Danielle Langford

Farmington Valley Arts Center

Studio 11A27 Arts Center Lane

Avon, CT 06001

(860) 573-6790

www.daniellelangford.com

Danielle Langford’s bronze sculpture has been exhibited nationally in solo shows, group exhibitions, juried shows and is in private collections throughout the country and in Ireland. She has accepted portrait bust commissions and executed the Millennium Sun Dial at the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Connecticut. Mrs. Langford has received numerous awards including in the Members Show at the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Connecticut, the New Rochelle Art Association in New Rochelle, New York, and the Kent Art Association in Kent, Connecticut, among others.

Danielle was born in North Carolina in 1945. She received a BA and MA in Art Education from the College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, New York and did post graduate study in sculpture at the State University of New York in Purchase, New York. She maintains a studio/gallery at the Farmington Valley Art Center in Avon, Connecticut.

Artist Statement:

“My creativity and love of people is best expressed in my figurative sculpture. I enjoy this sensual form of expression with its multifaceted aspects of surface, line, negative space, motion and emotion. I have chosen bronze as my medium for its unique beauty and strength which allows my figures to retain a certain tension and movement and often subtle emotion. In bronze the sculpture can be solid or delicate and at the same time even defy gravity.”

“I begin modeling in clay with a pose or image in mind. Then I have models to help me perfect realism and add their live input to the process which results in a collaborative final product that is honest and evocative. A rubber mold is then made of my clay, a wax poured, perfected and cast. After melting out the wax the foundry pours a bronze on which we work together to finish and finally patina.

“I challenge the viewer to explore and discover new things as they look at the finished art from different angles, in different light and use their eyes to caress the image and feel the sensation. It is my joy when the inspiration and hard work speak through my creations.”

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