Leslie Kell: Involved in a Typical Daydream
Involved in a Typical Daydream
Digital photo collage
Prints mounted on richly stained cradle boxes with a shiny resin overlay.
The title comes from “Truckin'” by The Grateful Dead.
8" x 6"
I’ve enjoyed exploring the reflective spaces and angular lines in this series of crystal caves. While navigating the dreamy reality, it’s easy to get lost in the illusion as the melded imagery snaps in and out of perception. As I visually travel through the openings – they represent the events in my life where time has split and the passages that were created between the before and after.
Unlike in other series, I have used a different set of photos in each piece. The only commonality is the design styling. This presents an opportunity to look through a slightly different process lens for each one.
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.