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Leslie Avon Miller

My life flows when I'm in my art.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Intimate Conversation Series: International Collage Exchange 2009

Intimate Conversation 2 will be for sale at the International Collage site on April 1, 2009. I plan to donate the proceeds to the ICE cause. It is 6 inches by 6 inches.

Saying Yes is the one I kept for myself to commemorate this series of work. This one is 5.5 inches by 5.5 inches.

Intimate Conversation 1 is the piece for the permanent exhibit for this year. This one is 5.5 inches by 5.5 inches.

This is a collage of the pieces for this years exchange. They range in size from 4 inches by 4 inches to 6 inches by 6 inches.

An Intimate Conversation: The Artist's Statement

This series created for the International Collage Exchange 2009 is inspired by my value for connecting with people, which for me, is one of the functions of art. Using gestures as symbol, textures, a limited color palette, and creating from a meditative space, these pieces were created as conversations of nuance between the viewer and the maker. With these works I extend my hand in peace and friendship to you.

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  1. Lovely, lovely work, Leslie. I am tempted to send in some collages just on the off chance I might get one of yours in return.

  2. I'm speechless...this is a beatiful series. I so love your artist statement and appreciate your blog in my life. Bravo!

  3. Hi Leslie, Lovely work. Even more lovely to see the series you have here. I might have missed some info from an earlier post, but are these all of a similar size?

  4. ALL fine collage examples!
    Such an inspiring blog.

  5. How lovely it all is.And what a great idea to be part of exchanges
    I should so like to be part some time I am not sure how it all works, but I will get on to Jo and ask her, when the exhibition is out of the way.

  6. These are very special art treasures Leslie - wonderful and inspiring work - I consider myself lucky indeed to have a piece of yours already!

  7. Beautiful art and words Leslie and agree with Babs about how inspiring your blog is.

  8. Leslie, I just love Intimate Conversation 2! What size is it? Your work just keeps getting better and better. Congratulations!

  9. Mary B: I think you would like the exchange. Its fun to make your collage, and lovely to get so many in return from artists all over the world.

    Mary Ann: I feel the same. Your blog adds richness in my world. Thank you.

    Annie: Thank you. I added the dimensions of the pieces to the blog post. I guess I just didn’t think of that part.

    Babs: It is so fun when you stop by to comment. I am inspired myself by so many things; life, nature, other artists, and people in blog land.

    Wild Eve: Thank you so much.

    Janette: Yes, I think you would enjoy the exchange. It does take a time commitment. The art I receive from artists in the exchange is an inspiration.

    Ms. R. Rose: Thank you. I get such profound satisfaction from creating these small collage, it is a treat to make them for this exchange.

    Mary: You are very kind. I always enjoy your comments, as I find them encouraging. Thank you.

    Diane: Thank you! I added the sizes of the work to the blog post. These are all on watercolor paper, so I crop when ever I want to if it will result in a stronger piece. The challenge to create 13 or 14 pieces does make me strive to improve.

  10. Hi Leslie, I just tagged you to receive an award. I know some folks are not into such things. All the info is in my latest post if you would like to take it up. Your blog has inspired me through this Winter and it has been great to have been in touch here. Best wishes. A

  11. I am truely amazed by your talent - both in your collage work and in your written word...I adored your artist's statement...thank-you for sharing!

  12. Hi Leslie, I found you through Myrna Wacknov's blog. I thoroughly enjoy your collages, and your studio helper, (the kitty). I'm also from the Pacific Northwest.

  13. Gorgeous work. The color palette is sublime. The mosiac of images is the perfect display.

  14. Hey Leslie, your brilliance never ceases to amaze me. You are one creative connected loving wooman. It is a joy to know you. I love your description of In The Bones.
    Great summary. And, oh ya, I LOVE your artwork. Donna.

  15. Spectacularly beauty series!Love your works, Leslie. The colors, the shapes, the textures...

  16. What an amazing series of collages. They are so free to me... rough and elegant at the same time... happy valentines day, Roxanne

  17. just saw a great manzoni show at gagosian. check it out!

  18. Annie: Thanks for the award. I always enjoy reading your blog.

    Oliag: It is fun to write an artist statement. You might try it just for fun!

    Peggy: I have just discovered Myrna’s great blog. I see we share an enjoyment of kitties.

    Seth: Thank you. It is always a pleasure to have a visit from you!

    Donna: It is a joy to know you too. We will always have In The Bones!

    I Love Black and White: Thank you! It was an enjoyable series to create. I’m not quite sure where one series ends and the next begins.

    Roxanne: It is nice to see you. Free, rough and elegant. What a great description of the contrasts one hopes to achieve. Thanks!

    Poem Home: I did check this out one line. I hope to find more of his work to look at. Thanks for the heads up!

  19. Great artist's statement, Leslie. Not many of my friends are artists so the blogworld provides wonderful connections with like minded people. My life is certainly a lot richer for knowing you all.

  20. Thanks Robyn. My connection with other artists is in the blogworld too. I am a better person/artist for it I think! I love your new photo.


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