February 2018 Art Show: Nan Leiter

Artist Statement:

My work focuses on ideas about desire, duty and duty.

I call the style of my work “metaphorical representation.” I use metaphoric representation to illustrate idea. The content is expressed through metaphor, using motifs that have meaning. The meanings originate from the cultures and history of places. I have lived and my life experiences. Recurring motifs include water, human figures, plains topography, arrows, ropes, ladders, houses and the sky.

Drawing, composition and quality craft are the underpinnings of my work. I strive to represent the world by making the drawing in my paintings truthful and the compositions balanced. Using quality materials and traditional methods gives me great satisfaction because I know that, at the least, the works is well made.