Spotlight - Leslie Pierce | A Natural State

As an educator at the Columbia Museum of Art, Leslie uses her knowledge of art history to inform her creative decisions in the studio. She describes herself as "old school" in her appreciation of art for "art's sake." Favorite artists include Matisse, Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman -- all believers that art, and the creation of art, does not have to be justified or explained. Leslie's decorative gourd work feels at home in either a living room or a gallery.

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