Per the City of Takoma Park: Sculptures chiseled and carved in stone by artist Michelle Frazier are on display at the Takoma Park Community Center.
Frazier brings faces, bodies and abstract shapes to life through her sculpture of soapstone and alabaster across a range of natural colors. The exhibition, which is part of the City’s Takoma Park Arts cultural series, is on display in glass cases near the library in the Community Center.
“When I carve a face or figure into the stone, I am guided by the shape of the stone,” Frazier said. “I carve the stone into familiar forms, carrying with them an emotional charge; the forms are beautiful, the stone transformed. With a familiar shape on the stone, the eyes can look in and see this layered inner beauty.”
Frazier received her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her BFA from the Corcoran School of Art. She teaches art classes for teens and adults with special needs at the Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation. You can see more of her artwork at stonewomynarts.com.