Aditi SOLD - Wood Canvas, Stencil, pebble stones, foil, Italian plaster, 24 x 18 in., 2015, $825
This work explores the fluidity of twists and turns against darkness and
secrecy, using the form and metaphor of lines as an important element symbolizing the crossover between sacred and secular. In it I indulge shame, guilt, rage, and despair, yet still expressing triumph and survival. I pair ugliness with beauty, torment with comfort, anger with compliance and anguish with hope. In destruction there is the creation of something new that symbolizes the human’s ability to rise.
About The Artist
Artist Statement This series is a kaleidoscope of abstraction between humanity, tragedy and triumph as celebrated during Panafest, in Ghana. The series searches for a sense of order within the overwhelming chaos of ehumanization and the will to survive. My artwork is a visual play between beauty, rhythm and the traumatic interruption that occurred in the natural evolution of African societies - searching for a sense of order in the overwhelming chaos of wearing the crown of Mother Universe.
Bio Leslie B. Nesbitt is a surface designer and owner of Rhythmic Walls Decorative Painting and Design Studio. Leslie's rhythm and flow for putting together the unexpected is poetic. Her signature bold embrace of color, pattern , texture and successful ability to blend traditional European and African design influences brings a fresh to classic motifs. A Washington, DC native, Leslie graduated from Bennett College for Women and holds a Master's Degree in Nonprofit Management from the University of Maryland.