I wanted to work on a large-scale piece that could cover a dinning room wall or a hall, so I started this big painting!  It's about climbing out of the mess we sometimes make for ourselves--the ladder is a symbol for lifting ourselves up. This painting is made with acrylic, Italian plaster, and pencil on cradled wood panel with finished blue edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Leslie Morgan

Climbing Out

Acrylic, Italian Plaster, Pencil on wood

Signed on back

24" h x 96" w x 1.5" d
9 lbs. 4 oz.



Leslie Morgan
Santa Cruz, California

Getting to Know Leslie

Leslie grew up in the desert and all the while lusted after the ocean. Her work is strongly influenced by her obsession with water and love of swimming. Nautical and aquatic motifs dominate her various series. To create her compositions, Leslie sources vintage photographs from libraries and museum stock collections to collage into her art. Her combination of photography and painting is intended to represent memories and emotions, respectively. Leslie brings together a wry humor, childlike joy, and an undertone of feminism to remind of us times past and offer us a roadmap for the future. Now a resident of San Francisco, Leslie is surrounded by water in her life and work.