Takoma Park
 
Maryland

Artist's statement

Full Artist's statement

My characters are awkward. I start with totems, animal archetypes that are easily recognizable and that tie into memories of folktales and mythology. They’re familiar. But in the same way our perception of fairytales change as we get older, my characters change the more time one spends with them. They aren’t happy, angry, bold or heroic; in short, they are not like the archetypes we grew up with, they’re more like us. Caught between multiple emotions or states, in some cases controlled by forces beyond them.

Weather unconsciously or not, I find my creatures emerge wrestling with the same conflicts of emotion, sense of purpose, place in the world that we all do. Someone else pulls their strings and they find themselves waiting at a bus stop no longer remembering why. I try to bring the viewer to a place where the fantastic meets the uncomfortably familiar and begs multiple looks to fully understand what’s beneath.

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All work by Leslie

Leslie Goldman
2015, 16 x 12, Oil and wax on oil paper
$450.00
Leslie Goldman
2015, 12 x 12, Oil and wax on Gessobord
$450.00
Leslie Goldman
2015, 16 x 16, Oil
$650.00
Leslie Goldman
2014, 30 x 22", Oil and wax on Arches oil paper
Sold
Leslie Goldman
2014, 16 x 16", Oil and wax on Gessobord
$650.00
Leslie Goldman
2014, 16 x 16", Oil and wax on Gessobord
$650.00
Leslie Goldman
2013, 16 x 12", Oil and wax on Arches oil paper
Sold
Leslie Goldman
2013, 4.5 x 5.25", Oil and wax on prepared matboard
$400.00
Leslie Goldman
2013, 16 x 12", Oil, graphite and charcoal on Arches oil paper
$450.00
Leslie Goldman
2013, 24 x 18", Oil, acrylic, matte medium, graphite, ink, wax and gesso on paper
$1,000.00
Leslie Goldman
8.25 x 5.25" , Oil, graphite, ink, wax and gesso on paper
Sold