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Leigh Anne Lester

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Deviant Pollination<br/> graphite and color pencil on two layers of drafting film, 2014, 29 x 24 inches<br/> Deviant Pollination
graphite and color pencil on two layers of drafting film, 2014, 29 x 24 inches
  1. Deviant Pollination
    graphite and color pencil on two layers of drafting film, 2014, 29 x 24 inches
  2. Amalgamate Dispersion
    graphite and color pencil on drafting film, 2014, 36 x 48 inches
  3. Unrestrained Creep
    hand cut drafting fim, paint colors taken from logo or websites of GMO business', magnets, light, shadows, 2014
  4. Unrestrained Creep- detail
    hand cut drafting fim, paint colors taken from logo or websites of GMO business', magnets, light, shadows, 2014
  5. Installation Shot of Unrestrained Creep
    hand cut drafting fim, paint colors taken from logo or websites of GMO business', magnets, light, shadows, 2014
  6. Mutable Desendents
    2014, graphite and colored pencil on drafting film, 27 x 22 inches
  7. Elastic Ramifications
    2014, graphite and colored pencil on drafting film, 25 x 21 inches
  8. Elastic Ramifications- detail
    2014, graphite and colored pencil on drafting film, 25 x 21 inches
  9. Oblique Inception
    2014, graphite and colored pencil on 2 layers of drafting film, 25 x 23 inches
  10. Naturalized Fiction
    2014, graphite and colored pencil on drafting film, 27.5 x 25.5 inches
  11. Cultivated Divergence Installation shot, outside view
    2013, hand cut drafting film, plexi-glass, magnets, hand cut vinyl adhesive, light and shadow, 32 x 8 x 15 feet
  12. Cultivated Divergence Inside shot
    2013, hand cut drafting film, plexi-glass, magnets, hand cut vinyl adhesive, light and shadow, 32 x 8 x 15 feet
  13. Cultivated Divergence - detail
    2013, hand cut drafting film, plexi-glass, magnets, hand cut vinyl adhesive, light and shadow, 32 x 8 x 15 feet
  14. Mutant Generate
    This plant is the genesis of the most recent body of work of drawings.
    2014, graphite and colored pencil on 2 layers of drafting film, 43 x 35 inche
  15. Aspect Potential
    2012, color pencil on drafting film, 12 x 12 inches
  16. Infinite Morphology
    color pencil and graphite on two layers of drafting film, 2012
  17. Infiltration- site specific installation
    hand cut drafting film installed in a pre existing office wall paper in abandoned building, light, shadow,
    invisible thread, 2011
  18. Infiltration Detail
    hand cut drafting film installed in a pre existing office wall paper in abandoned building, light, shadow,
    invisible thread, 2011
  19. Marker 1.5
    graphite and color pencil on drafting film, 2014
  20. Marker 1.3
    graphite and color pencil on drafting film, 2014
My work addresses the place between the genesis of genetic modification and its possible aftereffects. Genetic modification offers humans the resources and means to change the composition of species from the microscopic level to the macroscopic system; to change the composition of a species by deleting or adding an attribute to suit our own desires. But, what is disposable? Too often we don’t have a clear view of what the ramifications will be for a plant that has been altered or the species that depend upon it for survival. The new outcome of this potentiality can capsize a natural balance or create a new species for that balance. This possibility is as exciting as it is frightening. There is beauty in the unknown.Beauty is an important tool in my work to lure and entice the viewer. Through the natural appeal of the plants, the graceful line of the drawings, the luminosity of the vinyl, the luxurious surface of the silk embroidery, the viewer is asked to consider the paradox that beauty is really a balance of order/control with abandon/uncertainty.In my drawings, I utilize historical botanicals on layers of semi-transparent drafting film with a botanical drawn on each layer. The transparency of the drafting film allows the line of each image to optically blend with the next layer, generating a flux between the different components of each of the individual plants. Elements of each of the species mix and tangle their visual attributes intermingling disparate species of flora much like a palimpsest with divergent layers and characteristics perceptible beneath the surface. I am currently sourcing from these drawings, seeing them as parent plants that create future generations. The genesis plants are put through a program that distills the imagery into color cells that vaguely reference the former plant images. These floating cells are then intermingled visually with a graphite drawing of a separate distorted color drained offspring plant, implying a cellular, morphological struggle for resolution.With this new “Frankenstein “ flora I bring into play a sense of the possible, whether good or bad. I want viewers to think of it as a premonition of the consequences of genetic modification.


Leigh Anne Lester
San Antonio, TX
Texas
North America


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