Grounds For Sculpture presented a one-person exhibition of Leonda Finke's sculpture in the spring of 2001. Two cast bronzes, 'Standing Figure' and 'Seated Figure' from her 'Women in the Sun Series', were featured in the exhibition and are now fittingly installed outdoors in the Sculpture Court. Posed in self-reflection, unaware of others, they turn and lift their faces toward the sun seeking energy and "warmth after the winter . . . giving thanks in greeting yet another season of the sun in our life cycle."
Finke selected women as her subject matter because she felt that she could knowingly portray their struggles, their self-discovery, their inner psyche.