Artist of the Day / Leigh Viner / Denver, Colorado

I’m fascinated by portraits of women–specifically those drawn, painted, photographed by women.  In some oblique way, trying to understand how women see themselves.

“I love to bring a lot of emotion into my work recapturing those little moments in my life. Some are precious and small others hard and sad.   Human stuff you know.”

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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3 Responses to Artist of the Day / Leigh Viner / Denver, Colorado

  1. mobius faith says:

    This is the kind of portraiture I can support. These are great. Thanks for sharing this artists work.

  2. I’m not exactly sure what you mean by this ‘kind of portraiture’. Women have many sides to them. Spiritual, angry, sexual, intellectual, thoughtful, mean, hurt, superficial, deep. Everything is possible. And, that’s why I choose to focus on female artists for this.

    As Amanda Johnson says: “These drawings are from diary, which portray key moments of awareness and revelation in my journey. As an artist, my subject matter is primarily women: powerful demigods, femme fatale, and mythological figures. Influenced by the Greek mythology, The Iliad and the Odyssey and my own self-reflection, my women transcend time. These heroic women portray moments of divine intervention, decision-making, and the process of my own personal life.”

    This can sometimes be uncomfortable to view, for both men and women.


  3. barbaraelka says:

    beautiful art…thanks for this post…i needed a feast for my eye

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