The City of Ocala’s Cultural Arts and Sciences Division recently announced the addition of “Job” by Claudia Lauster to the city’s permanent public art collection.
The figurative Indiana limestone sculpture is on display in the courtyard of the Brick City Center for the Arts, located at 23 SW Broadway Street.
“Job” debuted at the 2018-2019 Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition and won second place. The sculpture is loaned by the artist from the competition with a plan for the permanent security of the room.
“’Job’ is a wonderful addition to Ocala’s permanent public art collection,” says Laura Walker, Head of the Cultural Arts and Sciences Division. “This piece is the first classical figurative sculpture in our collection. ‘Job’ is skillfully implemented and personifies the character’s story. Its location in the courtyard of the Brick City Center for the Arts is the perfect place for sight and reflection, adding to the formality of the space as an arts center in our community.
Claudia Lauster studied Fine Arts and Art History in Hohenlohe, Germany. She obtained her Masters in Sculpture and Fine Arts in Freibrug, Germany from the Academy of Arts and Sculpture. She also received a certificate in Art, Creative Processes and Art Therapy at the Academy of Creative Processes. She studied, attended classes and attended camps in Florence and Azzano, Italy, and Peccia, Switzerland. In his artist statement, Lauster shares: “… I allow myself to use all aspects of human potential, which has a profound impact on our contemporary culture. “