Leyla Puskar

Enchanted Loom
12.5 x 8 in.

Being an artist is a way of life, a devotional practice and lifelong commitment to the search for something. My chosen devotion is understanding the human mind, its inner workings and our connection to the world around us. I explore how the environment makes an impact on our behavior and how our behavior impacts the environment in return. There is an underlying order to life and my work seeks to reveal it.

I learn from first-hand experiences, I seek out physically and mentally challenging activities that infuse me with the moment. When the body and mind are in sync, we become connected with life. My curiosity is what drives my art making; I seek to discover. Dedication, exploration, risk taking and action are needed for discovery. Living these aspects is a large part of my creative process.

I experiment with different mediums and different ways of manipulating these mediums to create my compositions. Each new work I create is a representation of progress in research and marking the path toward complete understanding. I invite viewers to contemplate the underlying order in all things and realize the power and responsibility we have to create our reality.