This is a piece from my "Portals of Interests" series highlighting fish life.  On the back I wrote, "If fishes were wishes, I'd wish for more fishes."  I do hope we can help the oceans sustain there amazing life so that it can help sustain us.  This is done in beautiful earth tones, grays, and blacks with lots of texture and gestural movement.

- Leslie Morgan

If Fishes Were Wishes

Oil, acrylic, graphite on wood
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

48" h x 36" w x 3.75" d
6 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.