Leigh Wells

I construct collages and drawings of found materials, painted paper, graphite, and most recently, fabric. I remove these materials from their original contexts and combining them in ways that create spatial and narrative ambiguity.

The resulting hybrids embody dissimilar, contrasting qualities: organic/geometric, hard/soft, or dimensional/linear. Attempts to reconcile or interpret them resemble the mechanisms by which we try to understand and define what we experience internally and in interaction with others.

While visually abstract, I consider the resulting works as diagrams or portraits of imagined mental states such as desire, anxiety, sadness, pleasure, or loneliness.