About the Artist
Leslie Song is a visual artist living and working in St. Louis, Missouri. She earned her BFA in painting and fibers from Truman State University in 2010 and her Master of Science in Textile Design from Thomas Jefferson University in 2013. Her artwork has been featured in exhibits in Missouri and New York, including Foundry Art Centre, Main Street Arts, and Third Degree Glass Factory. She was a recipient of the Denis Diderot A-I-R grant for an art residency at Chateau d’Orquevaux in Orquevaux, France. Leslie currently works as an art consultant, designing meaningful art programs for senior living, corporate, and healthcare spaces to enrich the places where people live, work, and heal.
About Artist’s Work:
Much of my work is related around memory, emotion, and identity and the interconnectedness between the three. This exploration originally began with a fascination for neuroscience and the complexity of the brain. The work has now shifted from a science-based perspective into personal memories and emotional narratives.
Recently, my body of work explores grief and healing. Rooms and interior spaces act as a personal and intimate world that houses memories and connect various images and concepts together. By documenting the internal struggle through my work, I have been learning to embrace the discomfort that emerges from allowing grief to resurface, to experience and accept the “shadows” in the healing process, and finding freedom in sharing this journey with the viewer.
What does “Home” mean to you:
For me, home is a mental companion. It is a concept that exists in the mind, a “place” of connection between memories, emotions, comfort, and identity. Over the years, I have also learned that just like a physical space, the mental home also requires nurturing, care, and attention.
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