Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Art in the Garden and in a Magazine

"Art works because it appeals to certain faculties of the mind. Music depends on details of the auditory system, painting and sculpture on the visual system. Poetry and literature depend on language."
~ Steven Pinker

Image by Gene Sasse. 
Leslie Codina's sculpture works because people like being happy. It is simply impossible to be in the presence of a Leslie Codina sculpture and be grumpy.

There is simply nothing more cheerful than opening an e-mail from Carter Walker over at Western Art and Architecture asking if I would like to write about how Leslie's studio informs her art. YES!

This joy of being asked to have my work in any way associated with the glossy journal is only surpassed by seeing the results. The art director, Karen Schmidt and the rest of the WA&A team at the leading journal of western art, cowboy through contemporary, lights up the universe with how they work together my words with photographer and frequent collaborator, Gene Sasse.  

The article is up here. Please drop by and put a thumbs up.


Oregon Sue said...

Gave it a thumbs up. Interesting. Artists are certainly a different breed. Talent running out all pores! xo

Lydia said...

Leslie is a remarkable artist. Very brave. Mostly self-taught- she made a decision to let the raw materials teach her. Which is how she achieved a singular style.