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Leah Giberson. Peaceful Pastime Art

March 2, 2011

I came across the work of Leah Giberson on the great site Poppytalk Handmade

which features a whole realm of different artist and makers work. I really liked Leahs’ work

because the desolate buildings and lack of people reminded me (in a sad way) of seaside

days gone by and I also have a bit of a thing for those shiny Airstream Trailers from the USA.

Leah says … ” My work falls somewhere between the worlds of photography, painting and collage.

I begin each piece with photographs of seemingly ordinary and mundane scenes,

which I then paint directly upon to distill and reveal the visually poignant moments

that exist all around us, but are usually overlooked. There is a quiet anxiety and loneliness in

these images of isolated houses, empty chairs, abandoned pools and vacant streets.

Shadows loom from unknown/unseen sources, horizon lines become uncomfortably close,

people are absent and geographic clues are obscured. Despite all this uneasiness,

there is also a sense of bravery or at least a blind and determined optimism. ”

Based in Boston, USA, you can find prints for sale of Leahs’ work on Etsy here.

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