Leslie Thresher has been a photographer, photography historian, curator and art conservator, as well as a leader of two rock bands. Painting, drawing and printmaking have always been constants throughout her life. She currently lives in Harlem, works as a surgical technologist and studies Buddhism.
To initiate work I like to employ the Surrealist’s method of random markings, chance, and happy accident to tap into the power of suggestion as a means of mining the unconscious. In much of my works on paper I use the resist technique between crayon and paint. I often begin a piece by drawing “blind” with white crayon on white paper, then let the application of paint reveal content and guide me as I work up the rest of the picture.
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