Featured Artist Frank Liebert
Frank Liebert has been painting and drawing all his life, but for the greater part of the last decade he’s been focusing on three mediums in particular: electroforming (essentially a metal-forming process by use of electricity), metal casting, and metal fabrication. He appreciates the sturdiness of metal over materials like glass. “Glass is fluid, you have to keep it moving, metal is more forgiving. If something isn’t working out the way it’s supposed to you can say ‘fuck this’ and leave it alone for a while then come back later and pick up where you left off.” Says Frank.
Frank takes the daily approach to his craft, trying to get into the lab to make something every day or at least every other day. In his eyes there’s two types of work he does: work where he’s trying to impress someone with what he makes, and work where he makes things just to make them.
“Every 8 months or so I try to do something completely different”, Frank says. His motivation simply comes from the love of creation. “Creating something new, that wasn’t there before”. He has different phases of styles to his work, in his early stages he emulated other artists, but now he focuses on creating work that will get him noticed.