Cami Leisk

Cami Leisk




Artist Statement:

A border, a coastline, a mountainous horizon, a crack in the concrete, plotted data, music written on a staff: these omnipresent forms comprise the catalog from which I draw from. I am compelled by the frequency by which this phenomena surfaces in my everyday life. These contours not only mirror one another—they become interchangeable when shifted into a new scale and context. I use mass networks of cotton and glass thread, as well as straight pins to track these lines with bare repetition. Superficially, these silhouettes are transpositions of hard reality, but I also understand them as pathways, barriers, and the fluctuation of any human experience over time. 

Bio:

I have lived back and forth between Massachusetts and Hawaii since I was a child. I am heavily influenced by the craggy lava fields and coastlines of Hawaii as well as by the granite coastlines of Massachusetts. My early training was as a traditional studio potter and ceramic artist. My study of ceramic art began in Kamuela, HI in 2006 and continued at Alfred University where I graduated in 2013. Glass entered into my practice in 2011 and continues to furnish my installation work.