Leslie Kell: What We've Seen
What We've Seen
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.
Imagery in this piece represents the Central Texas waterscapes of McKinney Falls State Park and Hamilton Pool.
6" x 8"
The shapes and forms of flowing landscape have always intrigued me. Not only do I love the compositional opportunities, but the rhythm of the textures and shapes offer such storytelling riches.
Vistas provide a vantage point that highlights the relationship of our own presence in space with the mysteries of a far-off horizon. The sensation of our unique memories and experiences layered with possibilities of the unseen is dizzying.
These images seek the shadowed realities that can not be seen until we reach the apex and look back, revealing the echoes of lifetimes playing across the topography. It’s in the space that lies in-between that we find where we belong.
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.