Frank Plant is a Barcelona-based American sculptor who works primarily in welded steel. Recently, Plant shared with me some of his newest work, a series called Organic Matters that features large-scale steel drawings of potted plants. And although these are his most obvious plant-inspired pieces, I found that much of his earlier work touched on the interaction between man and nature. Seeing as Plant went out of his way to get in touch with me, I took the opportunity to ask a few questions and delve a little deeper into his process.
All decorum and professionalism aside, your last name is Plant. I’ve never encountered that before. Is there a background there?
No background more than Irish immigrants on my paternal grandfather’s side . As a child everyone was curious to know if I was related to Robert Plant, but that was the only offbeat thing that I encountered with my name.