Monday, May 14, 2012

Leah Giberson

Artist Statement (as pulled directly from her Etsy shop): "My current body of work falls somewhere between the worlds of photography, painting and collage. I begin 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 often 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."

I've admired Leah Giberson's work for quite some time now.  But it is so hard to decide which subject matter is my favorite.

Is it her collection of houses....

Leah Giberson 1

Leah Giberson 2

Or her collection of campers (it's amazing how shiny and reflective she is able to paint!)....

Leah Giberson 3

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Or some of her lounge chair/poolside work, like this piece featured in West Elm...

Leah Giberson 6

I love them all!

Check out her blog, website, and Etsy shop!

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