“My paintings come "off the wall" through a build up of layers and construction on the paint surface and I’ve begun to think of them as tapestries of paint. Surface texture and depth is achieved through a layering of many different materials and transparencies with a constant of paint, paper, colored pencils, threads, and beads. Images and symbols come from the everyday, from different cultures, and from within. I’m a literal person and pick imagery that evokes the universal in the personal or the sacred in the commonplace. The models that pose for me stand in as symbols for ideas and feelings. Juxtaposing images, whether people or animals or objects, set up a dialogue to be interpreted by the viewer. 

Artist - Diana Ingalls Leyba: dianaingallsleyba.com
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