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Aftermath: In The Pink | Art & Wall Decor by Leisa Rich | Thomas Deans Fine Art in Atlanta
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Aftermath: In The Pink - Art & Wall Decor

Featured In Thomas Deans Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

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There are some individuals who are survivors. Throw one catastrophe after another at them, and still they persist.

Artist Leisa Rich has responded to her recent Melanoma challenge by creating several works that magically transform Thomas Deans Fine Art’s new exhibition space in Aftermath: In The Pink. The show includes a massive, immersive installation that envelops the viewer by utilizing floor, wall and ceiling, wall-hung works of scar-stitched fabrics and zippered openings that spill their pink, floral guts, stunning embroidered gardens, a 3D printed chrysalis and free motion machine stitched butterflies, a large 3D printed, mixed media wall installation that resembles bleached coral in a process of regrowth, and circular panels of paint and fabric, among others. The use of white and pink are the reflection of the innocence and helplessness Rich felt while going through something of this magnitude, a death reckoning and subsequent rebirth as she overcame this major life-changing experience, and the hope that is inherent to being human as she goes forward and continues to heal. Materials: Fosshape, paint, dyes, resin, 3D printing, mixed media Technique: Crochet, heat manipulation, painted.

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Leisa Rich
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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