American artist Leigh Wells constructs collages and drawings of found materials, painted paper, graphite, and fabric. Removing these materials from their original context and combining them in ways that create spatial and narrative ambiguity. The results are hybrids that embody dissimilar, contrasting qualities: organic/geometric, hard/soft, or dimensional/linear.
Attempts to reconcile or interpret them resemble the mechanisms by which we try to understand and define what we experience internally and in interaction with others. While visually abstract, Leigh considers the resulting works as diagrams or portraits of imagined mental states such as desire, anxiety, sadness, pleasure, or loneliness.