Works on display through January 2024
by Leah Cross
Leah is a mixed media artist currently working in encaustic collage. Incorporating found and natural materials, she creates dream-like landscapes of color and texture inspired by the cycles of life. These works reflect the intrinsic grace of the natural world while posing questions about our place within it. She references both the strength and fragility of the environment and its' inhabitants.
Some pieces address her concerns about human impact and climate change, while others are a more personal reverie or contemplation. She uses an earthy pallet, found objects, repurposed magazine scraps, and sewn and cut paper to balance both realistic and fantastical elements. Leah is drawn to the natural beauty and richness of the surface that the bee’s wax creates in the encaustic medium. The physical process of melting, layering, and embedding objects and images into a seemingly static state and then melting it all together again evokes the cycles that are the central themes of her work.
recognizes aspiring artists
within the local and surrounding communities during a two month showing of their work. It is our goal, by hosting different artists every few months, to create an environment which encourages and supports the arts and artists within the local community and beyond.