Infinitely impassioned by the action of flame to metal Leon uses no foundry preferring to forge each of his pieces using the naked flame making each one a distinct original. Solid steel rods of differing diameters are used to structure basic skeletal forms. Layers are heated to a molten ball and slowly fused giving substance and shape to each sculpture. As rod after rod is liquefied and molded, each individual work brought to its unique completion. Having moved his studio from Los Angeles to the mountains of Tehachapi, Leon continues to reside in California where he continues to produce contemporary sculptures that embody his fiery imagination.