Yosemite 41 by Jackie Leishman is from her series exploring the tensions and dichotomies held in nature and our lives. Each piece is a unique essay into the natural environment, contrasting the violence and constant movement of water with the solid strength of an otherwise unyielding stone landscape. Each piece in the series begins by creating reverse drawings using printmaking ink to lay down the bones and structure of the image. The pieces then evolve and grow as collage elements are added.
Ink, oil, gouache, and collage on paper
44 x 30 inches