Recent Sculptures by Christopher Frost

Recent Sculptures by Christopher Frost

Sculptor Christopher Frost exhibits a series of whimsical sculptures that express a childlike playfulness. Frost’s large scale constructions often combine a range of materials including: cast bronze elements, wood, concrete and found objects. In addition, the artist often incorporates random objects, from grandfather clocks to sewing machines, into constructions that evoke colorful narratives and historical references.

Many of Frost’s sculptures are inspired by his childhood love of reading adventure books such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Treasure Island. A featured work in the exhibition, Hawkeye’s Cave, is a reference to James Fenimore Cooper’s novel The Last of the Mohicans. In this sculpture a stack of colored and various style chairs are encapsulated by undulating strips of wooden strapping. The organic form brings to mind a child’s rickety fort or fanciful huts pieced together from discarded wood and old furniture. The large scale work Acanthus, featured in the Zillman Gallery, consists of a ten foot tall wooden tree with an array of hand constructed wooden buildings in place of the foliage.

Christopher Frost received his MFA in sculpture from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and a BA in studio art from Bates College in Lewiston, ME. He has been awarded numerous public art commissions and was the artist-in-residence for The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. Frost’s sculptures have been featured in outdoor exhibitions at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Fuller Museum and The Art Complex Museum.

Acanthus, 2008

Hawk Eye's Cave 2
Hawkeye’s Cave, 2008


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