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Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art (Exhibition Trailer)

10 September 2014


Local artists Nina Davidowitz, Jim Lennox and Leigh Pawling are in this video!

Landfill Art at Shenadoah Museum of Art - Winchester Virginia

08 September 2014

Saturday night was grand celebration of the amazing landfill art project started over seven years ago by Ken Marquis -

The hubcaps transformed into works of art was in one word... AWESOME.  Here are some pictures ... but to get the full effect- go to Winchester VA to the Shenadoah Art Museum - it's up for six months!


                      Ken Marquis and  Dana Hands Evans Executive Director of the Shenadoah Art Musuem

                                    "Offering Bowl" by artist Judi Keats

                                          My Wolf Rules Bowl - upper right

 

                 Sculpture Jim Lennox, Me and Founder of Landfill art project Ken Marquis

Sublimity 28 - Parc

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 28 Parc

 

Matches have always inspired me - I love the little box and the way it folds into itself. They speak to the burning and getting rid of, and also to illuminating - brightening my day with candles, incense, and fires.
 

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Sublimity 27 - Shell in Blue

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 27 Shell in Blue

 

The shell again surrounded with mark-making. I was at a residency and an older female artist said we don’t have to know where mark-making comes from - it comes from a deep place. I never forgot that - speaks to the mystery of life.

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Sublimity 26 - Closed Hand

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 26 Closed Hand

 

The closed hand represents being closed to life. When I am closed, I am closed to everything and it’s not a fun place to be in. However, I know and accept that nothing lasts forever.

Like the moon, I wax and wane.

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Sublimity 25 - Crow Magic

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 25 Crow Magic

 

My sister and I have been aware of the spiritual meaning of animals that cross our path. The crow has been talking and flying around me. It is a spirit animal associated with life mysteries and magic.

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Sublimity 24 - Vertical Lines in Blue 2

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 24 Vertical Lines in Blue 2

 

Nature inspired these blue vertical lines - the long grasses down by the lake - half below water, half above - grounded yet free… as I wish to be. 

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Sublimity 23 - Yellow Circle

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 23 Yellow Circle

 

Squares in my work represent calendar time - the documenting of time. The circle obliterates time or squares. The circle is timeless. 
 

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Sublimity 22 - Beauty in Imperfection 1

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 22 Beauty in Imperfection 1

 

This shell found me and provided endless studies in my sketchbook, ultimately ending in one of the 12” x 12” panels. It’s broken and has seen many crashing waves yet still it exudes grace and dignity.
 

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Sublimity 20 - Swimming Free

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 20

 

Swimming in open water is transcendental to me. I lose myself; the rhythm, the occasional cool spots invigorate me, and of course it’s all that much better with Weez swimming along with me.

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Sublimity 21 - Reaching Calm

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 21

 

I have two passions: moving and painting. Exerting my body through space by swimming, running, biking - I reach calm. 

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Sublimity 19 - The Butterfly

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 19

 

The butterfly - when I see them, I know it is someone from ‘beyond’ fluttering by to awaken me. 

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Sublimity 18 - Zen Master

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 18

 

 Eloise - affectionately called ‘Weez’ is the zen master who lives with me.

She is forever in the present moment. I watch her and I learn.

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Sublimity 17 - The Almighty Circle

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 17

 

 The almighty Circle came back into my work - thankfully. I am trying to say “Yes” more - I get inspiration from my sisters and my dad who seem more inclined to the Yes way of living. I try. 

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Sublimity 16 - Moving Forward

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 16 Moving Forward

 

This figure had a lot of energy surrounding her - she’s hopping from one stage of life to another

- she’s okay and on her way. 

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Sublimity 15 - This Girl is on Fire

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 15 This Girl is on Fire

 

This girl is on fire. She is experiencing life in another country

- she’s staying open to the possibilities.  

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Sublimity 14 - The Open Hand

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 14 The Open Hand

 

 The open hand - I am either open to life or closed to life. I wish to stay open.  

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Sublimity 13 - Zucchero

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 13 Zucchero

 

Sugar - if I could eliminate this drug from my life…….

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Sublimity 12 - Look At Your Feet

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 12 Look At Your Feet

 

Sometimes I look at my feet in awe of how much they do for me. They’re really not that big yet they carry me over a lot of terrain. So it’s only fair to spend a little extra to get comfortable shoes…

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Sublimity 10 - One A Day

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 10 One A Day

 

Grapefruits are included in my diet daily. I love them - juicy, sweet and oh so good for the body.
 

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