Beginning with varied layers of bronze, copper and gold, Leslie burnishes the textured surfaces with deep earth pigments and powdered metals. She ages it with transparent glazes and what she calls "decayed light,” developing surface and subtle color shifts that yield a rich multi-layered patina flush with golden light. "I'm working to recreate some of the mystery; the magic of time passed and the spirit that continues."
Source: Saatchi Art
About the Artist
Lemberg grew up in Rye, NY on Long Island Sound. The textures of wild grasses, bark, leaves, water and the light were a strong influence early on. "Beauty for me is found in the crevices and wrinkles, the patina of experience. The marks, textures, scars in an aged surface are all evidence, a link to the journey taken."
- Learn more about Leslie Lemberg at Saatchi Art
- See more work by Leslie Lemberg curated by Art of a Kind
- Learn more about Leslie Lemberg at her gallery website