Leslie Holt

Leslie Holt's current work explores the often-private states of extreme emotion caused by war, loss, or mental illness. For most of her artistic career she has worked with paint. In 2013 she shifted to mixed media work after discovering a deep connection to the meditative process of stitching. Her process includes staining raw canvas and stitching imagery on top with embroidery thread. She started her Brain Stain series in 2016, compelled by the visual beauty of PET scans, as well as their power to convey the brain’s role in mental illness. This project has personal roots in her own experience with major depression as well as her mother’s battle with bipolar disorder.

25% of all proceeds sold from this exhibition will go to:
Depression Stain (glimmer)
Depression Stain (glimmer)
acrylic and embroidery on canvas | 36x36 | $3500
2019
Dementia Stain (grocery list for lgh)
Dementia Stain (grocery list for lgh)
acrylic, oil and embroidery on canvas | 20x16 | $2000
2019
OCD Stain
OCD Stain
acrylic and embroidery on canvas | 10x10 | $1000
2018
Bipolar Stain
Bipolar Stain
acrylic and embroidery on canvas | 10x10 | $1000
2017
Lh video poster 1
Lh video poster 2
Depression Stain (glimmer)
Depression Stain (glimmer)
acrylic and embroidery on canvas | 36x36 | $3500
2019
Dementia Stain (grocery list for lgh)
Dementia Stain (grocery list for lgh)
acrylic, oil and embroidery on canvas | 20x16 | $2000
2019
OCD Stain
OCD Stain
acrylic and embroidery on canvas | 10x10 | $1000
2018
Bipolar Stain
Bipolar Stain
acrylic and embroidery on canvas | 10x10 | $1000
2017

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