Artist Statement

Two full-scale deer sculptures composed of bent steel lines and posed in reactive stances for visitors to experience unexpected encounters. Startle explores the role of the “wild” and the dynamic meaning of the word.


Artist Bio

“Art is for everyone and should be everywhere” is Leslie Tharp’s philosophy for the foundation of her practice. Tharp uses both traditional blacksmithing and modern metalworking techniques to create site specific public art, as well as custom household ironwork.