Artist Statement

Leslie Peebles is an ardent environmentalist and naturalist who connects her audience to the flora and fauna of Florida. Florida's vanishing wilderness, from the everglades to the Okefenoke swamp, has become a big source of inspiration for Leslie's work. Her primary medium is printmaking; wood-cut and lino-cut relief print, letterpress and collagraph. Carved blocks, cast letters and sealed collages are inked and "impressed" into paper on an etching press or letterpress machine.

Nature serves as a living metaphor for the connectedness of all things; internal, external and universal. Land, trees and animals projections and identifiers of self and universe. The atmospheric layering of the pieces evokes the multi-dimentional layering of our experience and understanding of reality.