I am continuously inspired by burnt wood and the rich elegance of the surface. This piece uses a photo of peeling paint in lush blues to contrast the dark burnt wood strips.  A very abstract, intriguing and unique piece. This artwork is made of acrylic paint, collaged photography, and burnt wood on a cradled wood panel with finished edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Leslie Morgan

Fire and Water

photography, acrylic paint and burnt wood on wood

Signed on back

48" h x 30" w x 2.5" d
15 lbs. 0 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.