A Matter of the Heart: Mixed Media Heart themed sculptures and wall art


Since childhood I have enjoyed making and giving out Valentine’s Day cards.

When I started attending art school in the later 1980’s, I decided to revive this childhood tradition as a form of pure expression untainted by the “Art World”. My creation of simply drawn, hand colored cards sent to female friends and relatives, morphed into elaborate collages I sent to a growing list of both male and female friends. I eventually began to create elaborate three dimension sculptures that I photographed and incorporated into postcards and then digital email blasts.


In this exhibition I am presenting a mini retrospective of heart-themed works in a variety of media both on and off the wall, as well as a number of brand new works that combine steel, stone, wood and found objects.

I am also pleased to be exhibiting a recent ambitious lobby sculpture commission: Patience: Lady Bridgeport City Trust.  The sculpture is an Art Deco female figure hand fabricated from sheet bronze, steel and stainless steel. It was commissioned for the landmark Art Deco Building Bridgeport City Trust in Bridgeport, Ct. The sculpture is being moved to a new location in White Plains and while its new home is being constructed I have been given permission to exhibit it at Lagstein Gallery.

– E.D. Laxman

A multi-media artist who lives in Upper Nyack and works from his studio in Valley Cottage, NY, Eric David Laxman graduated from Tufts University with a BS in Chemistry and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA.  He has exhibited his diverse works throughout the metropolitan area and nationwide.

Laxman was awarded the County Executive Art Award for Visual Artist in 2007 and has been recognized by numerous local organizations for his community service.

He is currently the Treasurer of the Sculptors Guild, celebrating its 80th Anniversary.

Laxman has completed numerous public sculpture commissions, including “Ribbon of Hope” at the entrance to the Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center in Florham Park, NJ a Lobby Sculpture and two exterior fountain sculptures for River Tides, a new residential development in Yonkers.  At Rockland Community College’s 9-11 Memorial Garden, Laxman artfully combined parts of salvaged steel I-beams from the World Trade Center Site with other steel and marble elements in “Spirit Rising.”

His custom furniture and sculptures have been featured in the The New York Times, Journal News Home Design Magazine, The Artful Home, Hudson Valley Magazine, The Hook, Metrohouse Magazine, Rockland Magazine, Rivertown and others.



Opening Reception Saturday, February 2, 2019

image Standing Aum, 1995
Champlain Black Marble with Steel pedestal, 18”H x 14”W x 12”D (sculpture) total height with base: 60”