Artist of the Day / Leah Barrows Boston

“The works I have created are mixed-media. My influences are the psychedelic coloration of the 1970’s and the alchemy of the 17th century.  Many contain the three divine metals: copper, silver and gold.

Combining the alchemy of gemstones and pearls with gold copper and silver I seek to venerate the images of woman and men.

Sensuality is redefined in a playful and sacred way.”


About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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2 Responses to Artist of the Day / Leah Barrows Boston

  1. Leah Barrows says:

    Thanks for the mention!

  2. Robert Fogle says:

    Hello Leah

    It’s Rob, Williams son it was nice meeting you and I would like to hook up soon to start that portrait of me we spoke of. Please email me your information for when I return. You can reach me at or 201-892-6135

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