In 2018 Stratton Sculpture Studios was selected to create Simone Leigh’s 16’ Brick House, the inaugural sculpture of New York’s High Line Plinth. In just ten months, we worked with the artist to redesign the maquette, build the armature, model the 16’ sculpture using 9000 pounds of French water clay, make a 100-piece mold, cast the bronze, assemble and metal finish the 6000 pound monument, and apply the final patina.
Brick House is on the High Line in New York at 30th Street and 10th Avenue through 2020.
New York Times article on the making of Brick House: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/29/arts/design/simone-leigh-sculpture-high-line.html
New York Times installation announcement: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/04/arts/design/high-line-simone-leigh-brick-house.html
last photograph by Liz Ligon 2019