An artist must always strive towards what he does not know.
On a certain level IDEA gives rise to a form or vessel within which to explore its creative potential. This form can be a sound, a symbol or a universe depending on the strength of the idea. This is the basis of my work as a painter and as a creator of forms.
The creative force behind my art transcends any definition I apply to explain it. Art cannot be explained so as to compress it into obeying the intellect. It can only be draped with meaning for the sake of economy. If a painting is good it will not remain static or secure for long.
Any appearance of solidity or stability is a mental composition made up of an infinite number of bits of information. Without conscious work to try and continually push the parameters of thought and form awareness becomes congealed. Awareness is based upon ideas which in and of themselves possess a force or will to expand and grow. When this force is too quickly inhibited by the intellect or a prevailing belief system it dies leaving only a sense of the structure which the idea possessed, but not its living insight which would have continued to lead to new awareness.
WE ARE NOT BORN INTO TIME WE ARE BORN INTO CREATION
WE ARE EACH A PHOENIX A UNIQUE BLOSSOM OF CREATION
EACH OF US WEAR THE ROBES OF OUR SACRED DNA
AND LIFE IS OUR INHERITANCE FROM THE ANCESTORS
LET US BE WORTHY OF THEM
AND THIS GREAT, DIFFICULT AND NOBLE ADVENTURE IN CONSCIOUSNESS, ART
AND MEANING CALLED BEING HUMAN.
Pictured: Eve on the pillar-Sophia in b.g. & the his oil painting Phoenix Arise within Leigh's painted 3D studio library and wonder-study-The Hieroglyph of the Human Soul. On 9-11 when the towers came down Leigh began painting this domestic / creative / mythic space and has over the years continued to work on it constantly. The painted home environment of the Hieroglyph of the Human Soul is a creative epiphany that becomes multidimensional with Chroma Depth 3D glasses. and is unprecedented in art. Take a look.
Leigh considers his acting career to be his patron. His success as an actor has given him the opportunity to work as an artist unfettered by the demands and ever-changing tastes of the contemporary art world. His art reflects a quest for the heart of creativity and imaginative vision. Leigh considers the depth of his work the outgrowth of his years spent away from the world (while enjoying an acting career) exploring avenues of creative expression that owe no allegiance to contemporary fads or beliefs. Leigh considers himself more an explorer than artist, his art being the outcome of his active journey through the realms of creative vision. For Leigh his art is how he asks questions of a lasting nature and his means for living an examined life.
Leigh's Lectures: See a schedule of Leigh's speaking engagements
You can now buy Leigh's book and drawings at amazon.com
and through the publisher, Olandar Press.
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