What draws a viewer into the sculptural work of Leo Sewell? First, when seen from a distance they sparkle and shine with color as they depict a very recognizable form whether it’s a smart looking Terrier, a little Piglet, or loveable Teddy. Secondly, upon closer inspection, what’s seen is an overload of information generated by the dense assembly of many many bits and pieces representing the flotsam and detritus of modern life. These forms are beautifully made as pocket size parts (key chains, wooden knobs, lockets, badges, plastic toys, and infinite “whatnots”) are melded together to make creatures that resonate with life.
Leo Sewell’s works are collected nationally and internationally and can be found in the following museums: American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD; Express-ways Children’s Museum, Chicago, IL; Children’s Museum of Memphis, TN; Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, IN; Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia, PA; The Garbage Museum, Stratford, CT; Shonandai Cultural Center, Fujisawa, Japan; Museo de Sera Internacional, Madrid, Spain; and in 23 cities worldwide in the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museums