Leslie Ford

My painting practice is about layers of understanding and vision. I have a strong interest in mirage as an experience. Sensory distortions, perceptions and deceptions are present in all my work. What we see or think we see may or may not be physically present but could still be an experience.

I'm interested in reciprocal play that manifests in subtle ways. The interacting colors and shapes of my prints flow into each other coordinating the momentary space between dreaming and being fully conscious. I use papers, heat and paint to explore similar landscapes in an immediate way. These works are spontaneous and uncontrolled much like the fleeting memory of yesterday’s thoughts.

My photography practice exists to inform my painting and printmaking practices.