AnnMarie LeBlanc
Pittsburgh, PA
www.annmarieleblanc.com
“Submariner Epic Dance” Mixed Media with Digital by AnnMarie LeBlanc 32″x46″ $3,200

Artist’s Statement

Botanical life has been an intimate part of humanity’s lore, medicine, and spirituality and is a consistent focus in AnnMarie LeBlanc’s works. The images exhibited in Wings and Water portray botanical forms and other organic life in allegorical settings. The beginning of each work literally germinated in the artist’s garden and visually evolved through the layering of colors, textures, words and drawing. Submariner Epic Dance and Arrested Flight are two images within a suite titled Meeting at Water’s Edge. Each image was inspired by a catastrophic natural event superimposed over the Greek tale of the goddess Persephone.

AnnMarie LeBlanc is a Professor and Dean at Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA. A practicing artist for over 30 years, her images focus on ethnobotanical studies of her home region of the Louisiana Delta, the relationship of environment to folklore, and cross-cultural mythology. Her work has been included in over 50 national and international adjudicated exhibitions, a dozen solo or two-person exhibitions and is in over 300 private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad.

About Submariner Epic Dance:

The term “brackish water” describes the mix of waters consisting of part salt and part fresh. Brackish waters are habitable only for those life forms that can tolerate a wide range of conditions. In 2005, the New Orleans floodwalls and levees failed the day after Hurricane Katrina struck the gulf coast. The breach left much of the city and many of its residents underwater. Submariner Epic Dance is dedicated to those whose resilience after this catastrophe required quick adaptation to the changes in their environment.

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