This is from my series, "States of Water United." I was thinking of how precious our waters are for our survival and how much we waste without even being aware of it.  I live in California where we just broke an 8 year drought and I am so ever grateful for our last year's rains! I will never take it for granted again! This artwork is a diptych. The top panel is 16x32 inches and the bottom panel is 32x32. The piece was made with acrylic, oil, and collage on cradled wood panels with finished blue sides.

- Leslie Morgan

Down the Drain

Acrylic, oil, collage on wood
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

48" h x 32" w x 1.5" d
12 lbs. 3 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.