Marietta Patricia Leis

 

Marietta Patricia Leis continues her “Ice” series with a new body of works that reflect her most recent trip to Iceland.  Having previously travelled to Alaska and Scandinavia in summer months, this trip marked her first visit to the Arctic in winter. 

Leis is fascinated with the effects of light, and her formed birch panels are meant to convey her experience of seeing the icy landscape in 24-hour darkness. These works call attention to her interaction with the environment: the burnished graphite is silky smooth and the vast expanses of cool white are pocked with craters hinting at what lies underneath.

Winter Lyrics by Marietta Patricia Leis,
24” x 24” x 6”      	graphite acrylic/wood
24” x 24” x 6” graphite acrylic/wood

24” x 24” x 6” graphite acrylic/wood

Significant Consequences
Significant Consequences

13.25” x 10.75” each acrylic/yupo/wax/dibond

Icy Patch
Icy Patch

20” x 20” x 1.5” acrylic/canvas

Slippery Discourse
Slippery Discourse

36”x 36” x 2.5” acrylic/linen

Unending Opportunity
Unending Opportunity

20” x 20” x 1.5” acrylic/canvas

Study in Contrast
Study in Contrast

36” x 36” x 2.5” acrylic/linen

Land Lines
Land Lines

43” x 34” x 5” graphite acrylic/birch

Bifurcation
Bifurcation

31.5” x 28” x 3.25” graphite acrylic/birch

Fissures
Fissures

36.25” x 22.25” x 3.75” graphite acrylic/birch