Leslie Kell: Growing Day by Day
Growing Day by Day
Digital photo collage
Prints mounted on richly stained cradle boxes with a shiny resin overlay.
Title is inspired by the lyrics “Road to Nowhere” by the Talking Heads.
6” x 6”
This one seemed like a mystery to be uncovered from the beginning. The botanical landscape featuring a single water lily bloom evokes a sense of the unreal as the sky indicates twilight and dawn at the same time. I’ve used photos of palms and cacti to create the forms of the flowing hills. I can feel the tension in this piece between the light and the dark, the rain and the sun, and the start and stop.
Get to Know the Austin Artist:
The artworks I create are visual journeys that begin with my photography, which is digitally composed into the patterns of my designs. As the photos are layered and manipulated into the drawings; the imagery interacts to create the highlights, shadows, contours, and textures of the artwork and a surreal environment begins to emerge. The more you look, the more you see.