The hole in this reminds me of diving into the Tongue of the Ocean off of Andros, Bahamas, so that's how it got its name! The blue holes were amazing and very mysterious! This is part of the "Finally Summer" series. 

The piece was made with acrylic, collage, Italian plaster, and graphite on a cradled wood panel with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- Leslie Morgan

Tongue of the Ocean

Acrylic, collage, Italian plaster, graphite on wood

Signed on back

36" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
3 lbs. 6 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.