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  • Leslie Pearson - Rings - Wire, gut, fabric 2017
  • Leslie Pearson - Openings - wire, gut and thread, 2017
  • Leslie Pearson - Origins of a Memoir, Accordion Book, 2016

Leslie Pearson

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Leslie Pearson - Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA

Leslie Pearson – Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA

 

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My work is an investigation into memory, identity, and the transformative value of communication. I create pieces in response to new challenges, environments and relationships. As a multimedia artist my material choices and processes vary with each new body of work.

I’m drawn to things that have layers of history. Be it handwritten letters, journals, old books, rusty metal, postage stamps, buttons, teeth, animal bones, or bits of fabric; my studio is filled with objects I’ve collected or unearthed. I’m a scavenger for the lost or forgotten things that have interesting textures, colors, and surfaces. I like to imagine the stories that these treasures hold. I’m inspired by organic forms found within the natural world such as pods, seeds, nests, eggs, and shells – mostly for the metaphor they hold as keepers, protectors, and incubators.

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