Artwork #86

Leslie Kell

Into the Sun

Digital photo collage and mixed media: archival inks on canvas with acrylic paint, hand textured aluminum and polished acrylic, 2018

My designs are influenced by my love of architecture and surreal structures. Much of my work melds natural elements with architectural components. The manner in which these elements and influences interact and contrast, both in their essence and origins, help to create the contrasted edge where nature and technology meet.

I find the shimmering images and ephemeral changes of light to be a powerful reminder of the flickering nature of our memories. This illusionary piece features monarch butterflies and their fleeting beauty while exposing a world of endless possibilities.