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Leslie Madigan
Hastings on Hudson, New York

Bermuda Gatherings
Handmade paper and natural materials
6.5 x 5.5 x 2 in; 6.5 x 5 x 1 in


Hart’s Park
Handmade paper, pastel and natural materials
Jar 9 x 4 in; books, 4.5 x3x 2.5 in


Journey jars and gathered books contain the essence and physicality of a place; our relationships to the land we share as we conduct our lives on common ground. This commonality crosses in physical and mental movements creating a record in time. Capturing time is integral in this current work. Integrating physical elements is the first step – gathering the elements-collecting- this methodology is enacted giving an orderly manner to form the book environment. By gathering, building and containing a specific environment the viewer is invited to examine the essence of a place. The books document a search for an idyll, driven by a deep spiritual sensibility. Experiences and connections suggest a return to the order of nature; to create an environment and awareness of the containment of time. Leslie Madigan was raised in Winter Park, Florida she currently lives and works in Hastings on Hudson, New York

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