Leon Leigh, born, raised, and educated in London began his career in the arts at a very early age. Mathematically and mechanically inclined, he designed custom furniture for his family business while pursuing a degree in Art College. Spring boarding from there, Leon worked as a stone mason developing skills at cutting and polishing stones (marble), eventually graduating to his present medium, metal.
Immigrating to America in 1986, Leon opened his studio in Culver City catering to the Interior Design profession. Inspired by some of Los Angeles’ leading decorators, his sculptures were sought after and widely received. His flair for design and spontaneity of thought created works ranging from private home commissions to airport installations.
Infinitely impassioned with flame to metal, Leon uses no foundry, preferring to forge each of his pieces using the naked flame. Solid steel rods of different diameters are used to create skeletal form. Further metal heated to a molten ball and slowly fused gives substance to this naked frame. Rod after rod is liquefied and remolded bringing each individual work to its unique completion.