These deep sea divers were cut out of cardboard before slathered with oil paint. They represent a conversation of a couple immersed in the depths of a meaningful relationship. The bottom panel of the diptych is our collective unconscious as we relate to our oceans. Given all that, it's a very playful piece with lots of light and dark, texture and movement. 

The diptych is comprised of one 14x28 wood panel and one 34x28 wood panel. The artwork was made with oil paint, collage, and pencil. The edges are finished and this piece comes ready to hang.

- Leslie Morgan

Let's Talk Topside

Oil, collage, pencil on wood

Signed on back

48" h x 28" w x 1.5" 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.