Llisa Demetrios has been a bronze sculptor for over twenty years. She often begins a series by making small wood maquettes and then fabricating in bronze in her studio. The Lunar Asparagus series and the Titan series, ranging in scale from 12 inches to 10 feet tall in both indoor and outdoor settings, are often made in pairs or trios, and incorporate the negative space between the sculptures, forming a virtual additional sculpture. In her Lunar Asparagus series, Demetrios drew inspiration from ancient obelisks and totemic emblems. She enjoys the idea of using modern welding skills with the traditional material of bronze.
Demetrios has also had an ongoing interest in portraying time in sculpture, as in the textured layers of the earth in the Inner Core Sample series, or showing something happening over time, as in the Bouncing Ball series. This Series sometimes is produced as small bronze maquettes to look through to see how the arcs and the ball align or pull apart as one moves around the sculpture.
Granddaughter of designers Charles and Ray Eames, Llisa Demetrios shares studio space with her mother, sculptor Lucia Eames. Their family is blessed with enormous talent and encouragement for each child to find their own creative voice. Demetrios graduated from Yale University with a BA, studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA, and has lectured on sculpture at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, CA. Her elegant metal sculptures can be found in many corporate and private collections.
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