“Vintage Bay Scallop” is from the series ‘Seashells’- a body of work created as a meditative and sanative practice of processing pandemic into post-pandemic life. As we sheltered in place and covered our trauma-laced face, we sunk into routines like the waves kiss, then ebb from shore. This repetition of the surf left pieces on the sand for us to glean, perhaps keep. ‘The Seashells’ represent uncovering and observing these unexpected pieces of discovery while sheltering, noticing, wondering, and reflecting.’
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Leah Foushee Waller is a visual artist and art educator living and working in Hillsborough, North Carolina. She received her Bachelor in Fine Arts from East Carolina University in 2002 and studied under Master figurative sculptor Martine Vaugel in the Loire Valley of France. Drawing from the realms of personal experience and mid-life existence, her work embraces the notion of realism as metaphor. Using the cast metals of bronze, aluminum, and iron, her pieces exert a playfulness with scale and color while exploring themes of motherhood, memory, and mindfulness.
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