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A native to the Pacific Northwest, Randal Leek received his M.S. Engineering degree from Washington State University and has worked overseas for 25 years in humanitarian assistance (UNICEF, UNHCR, CARE, Save the Children UK, IRC) in Sudan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Albania, India, Pakistan and most recently in Afghanistan (USAID).
My sculptures are intended to be an important and intimate complement to the art viewer’s life. My career has been rather frantic, implementing assistance projects for refugees and displaced families overseas. My art began during those years of refugee assistance and emergency disaster response as a kind of spiritual therapy for myself and my colleagues. as an expression of solace and grace amidst the harsh reality of disparate times. Certainly, I have political views and a huge interest in social progress, in justice and human rights, but I also have the certainty that for those of us who grow through the love of art, that my work does not need to be representative of our Human Condition.
Commissioned Art Works:
Randal has worked with numerous private art collectors to create custom designed sculptures for their homes and office settings. Generally, this is a collaborative process beginning with the client to establish a rough idea of size, shape and form, wood or stone material, vertical or horizontal orientation, and architectural location. After selecting a suitable piece of wood or stone, he then sends a short video of the initial concept to the client to discuss further details and to encourage the client to become more and more engaged in the design and formation process. through the short videos and photos to completion. Most of his contacts come through the galleries who represent his work and so, if the client comes through a gallery, they also are involved from the beginning. It is important for the client, the gallery owners and for the sculptor to work together though the commission process. Normally, a price range is established at the beginning and is determined by the cost of the materials and estimated time required. Generally, most sculptures are completed within 30 to 60 days from the initial order.
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Work by Randal is currently being exhibited in the following galleries:
Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park
2345 Blanche Way, Camano Island, WA 98282
The Dragonfire Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR,
Earthworks Gallery, Yachats, OR,
Cole Gallery, Edmonds, WA,
Earthenworks Gallery, Port Townsend & La Conner, WA
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