Leslee Nelson

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Memory Cloth — Shadow

At an art workshop in New Mexico we were supposed draw rocks we picked up at the Rio Grande. 

I became fascinated with drawing the shadow of my rock. 

After a discussion of the Chinese elements (earth, metal, water, air, wood) and their personality correlations I realized that those qualities that I had considered “bad” were just challenges that went along with each of the “good” ones. 

I started drawing the rock’s shadows
cast from each of the lights in the room.

They surrounded it.

Balanced it. 

I saw it all as circular not linear.


made August 13 2006transparent recalling July 24 2006

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