Colleen Leahy – May 1-30, 2014

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May 1- 30
“Afterimages:  Impressions of Indonesia” 
Monotypes by Colleen Leahy
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 1;  5-8 p.m.

 Artist Statement

As a child – one of six – my family never traveled very much.  Lots of camping in Oregon and Washington.

In my later life, I have had a few travel opportunities and I try to go as far away and to as unique a destination as I can find.   Recent travel to the islands of Indonesia certainly lived up to all of my expectations.  I came home with a computer full of photos, but they didn’t really recall my feelings of visiting there.

That led to the creation of the monotypes in “Afterimages,”  a collection  that brings to mind the colors, and feelings and patterns I experienced in this beautiful place of  varied traditions and cultures.   I was successful enough in the execution of these pieces, that I wish I could return tomorrow!