leah evans textiles

posted by the scholar on December 31st, 2008
filed under: art, artists, textiles

i truly enjoy map-related art, and this terrific topographical textile work from madison artist leah evans does not disappoint. leah says her pieces, which are constructed using applique and embroidery techniques among others, reflect the intimate expression of the language of maps as well as nonspecific, imagined landscapes. they are mysterious and intriguing and engage your eye for a good long while. also intriguing is the fact that leah’s interest in microbial worlds drew her to conclude that the satellite imagery and aerial photographs her map series is founded on look very similar to the bantam (and magnified) microbes, when scrutinized side by side.

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see more work and contact leah here.


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4 Responses to “leah evans textiles”

  1. Burt Says:

    Gigi,

    You beat me to it, I noticed Leah’s work at several shows last season. This is some of the more interesting “new” work on the art fair circuit. Good pick!

  2. sarahelizabeth Says:

    lots of people doing things with maps these days–i love it!

  3. Lauren K Says:

    I adore everything (seriously everything) about these! Great find!

  4. the scholar Says:

    awesome in person. glad you all are enjoying it!

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