Artist statement

My work is inspired by people and their stories. I connect with narratives that are uplifting and evoke a sense of hopefulness which I translate into sculpture.  I am fascinated by the human form and the fluidity of movement and expression. The attitude of my sculptures can be seen and felt through gesture as well expressive facial features. I cast my work in bronze as well as cold cast marble. The process of creating sculpture ignites a feeling of passion which is completely consuming.


Sculptor Laurie Barton has received commissions from public agencies and corporations throughout the United States, including the Norfolk Southern Corporation, the National War College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington DC; Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Florida; Mercer Advisors in Scottsdale, Arizona; and the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. In 2018, Barton was featured in the documentary Sculpting Hope directed by Chelsea Low, and produced by the Department of Motion Pictures and Film, Florida State University.