Simone Leigh: Sculptor with a Perspective on African Women

Continuing our theme on Sculpture I would like you to meet Simone Leigh who is creating remarkable awe inspiring works that showcase African Women.  

African American artist Simone Leigh will create a Towering Bust for the High Line’s First Plinth Commission.

The Plinth is the first space on the High Line — and one of the only sites in New York City — dedicated solely to a rotating series of new, monumental, contemporary art commissions.

The artist Simone Leigh working on her sculpture “Brick House,” which will be displayed on the High Line in Manhattan starting in April. Credit: Michelle Gustafson for The New York Times

Please follow this link to read the story and to see more amazing photos of the work being created by Simone Leigh.

An Artist Ascendant: Simone Leigh Moves Into the Mainstream By Robin Pogrebin and Hilarie M. Sheets

A rendering of how “Brick House” will be displayed on the High Line.Credit...Simone Leigh/James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, via The City of New York