Inspiration and disgust
As this year continues and America’s democratic values are under attack by this administration, I find myself having to speak out through imagery. Every day is an assault on our way of life and on science. Our environment is fragile. We need as Americans to stand up and yell at the top of our lungs that removing environmental safety regulations and defunding the EPA is wrong! That selling our education for profit is wrong! That devaluing people’s right to good healthcare is wrong! That racism is wrong! That hating some religions while expounding others as the only choice is wrong! That vilifying immigrants is wrong! That greed is wrong! That selling our government for personal profit is wrong!
Leslie Elliottsmith is an fine artist and for the past 38 years an art educator. She has worked in many mediums and feels no limitation on which to use or explore. Her overwhelming desire is tell a story through the imagery.