Linda Fleming, is a sculptor and co-founder of Libre, where shecontributed to the structure of the community and the by-laws by which it is still governed. She divides her time between California, where she teaches at California College of the Arts; Nevada; and Huerfano County, CO, where she has continued to spend a portion of her time living and working since 1968. Fleming’s practice, while not site-specific, draws from the desert and mountain environments surrounding her studios. Through her work, the artist tackles complex and philosophical ideas about life, such as the co-existence of the mundane and the cosmological where two realities simultaneously exist including the possibility that the past is also present. Fleming also sees her pieces as diagrams of thought; the materialization of the intangible.
Her works tend to be as intricate as her ideas about life, with complex cut-out patterns and origami-like folds. Though all ideas start as small maquettes, not all of them go on to become large-scale versions, but to the artist, they are all equally representative of the artistic process that marks her practice.
Her piece The Cloak of the Motion (pictured above) currently stands on the grounds around the Ent Center for the Arts as part of the Art WithOut Limits program. It will be available for viewing until December 2018.