I've always wanted to try a grid piece.  I went hunting through all my previous art and began gleaning 6 x 6" squares: paintings, photographs, cyanotypes, printmaking, drawings.  I end up with 70 squares. The trick was making the compositions talk to each other.  It was a lot of hard work but paid off nicely.

- Leslie Morgan

Ocean 70

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

Signed on back

48" h x 72" w x 1.5" d
16 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.