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Leisa Rich
A Glorious Requiem For Beasts and Souls | Art & Wall Decor by Leisa Rich | Private Residence, Atlanta in Atlanta
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A Glorious Requiem For Beasts and Souls - Art & Wall Decor

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As recent political and social events of the day have sucked me deeper and deeper into a quagmire of raw emotion, I reached a fork in the creative path: make charged art that spit in the face of all viewing or involving themselves in it and make them pay attention through it, or create a prettier, lovelier, saccharine world that whisked viewers away from the horrors, if only removing them for a brief moment in time. I chose the path less followed, and began using commercially printed chinoiserie fabrics with cabbage roses in sugar plum fairy colors, manipulating them through dyes, heat transfers from my original photos, and stitching, turning it into a world hiding fantastical animals, real – yet not – to scale – or not – all of them hiding in a kind of Where’s Waldo/Little Shop of Horrors land….with no humans anywhere around to muck it up. Materials: Fabric, thread, heat transfers, dyes, acrylic. Techniques: Free Motion machine embroidery trapunto, stitching, sewing, applique, dyeing, acrylic painting.

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Leisa Rich
Meet the Creator
Wescover creator since 2018
Art Archaeologist and Experimentalist. I do original, exceptional, and one-of-a-kind, on-time.

Leisa Rich was born and raised in Canada. After decades living in the U.S., she moved back to Canada in the fall of 2020. Rich holds MFA & BFA degrees in Fiber and a BEd in Art.
Rich exhibits internationally, has work in many public collections including: Delta Airlines Inc., Emory Healthcare, Dallas Museum of Art, The Works: Atlanta, University of Texas-Pan American, University of North Texas and the Kamm Foundation, and in many private collections around the world.
Her work has been featured in several books, magazines, blogs, and on PBS.
Rich has 46 years of teaching experience in arts centers in the U.S. and Canada.
She has written for Fiber Art Now, Felt, Arts ATL, Burnaway, blogs and more, and published her first children’s book, Animal Alphabet Traveling Twisters, in 2015, and a series of How To art books about Fosshape, available on Blurb.
Rich teaches at arts centers including Arrowmont, Peters Valley, Cullowhee Mountain Arts, Snow Farm, Potomac Fiber Arts Guild and the Society for Contemporary Craft.
Rich sells her work online on her website and