Usually Lulu does a big product roundup on Wednesday, but due to a crazy deadline at work and a wired three year old at home who decided to outlast her parents the past few nights, I am forgoing the big round up this week to feature an artist that I am just enchanted with.
Leah Giberson transforms the ordinary and simple into something extraordinary in her paintings. Homes, chairs, campers – all take on a new life and a deeper reality under Giberson’s brushes.
|As good as it gets|
Giberson describes her work this way “There is a quiet anxiety and loneliness in these images of isolated houses, empty chairs, abandoned pools and vacant streets. Shadows loom from unknown/unseen sources, horizon lines become uncomfortably close, people are absent and geographic clues are obscured. Despite all this uneasiness, there is also a sense of bravery or at least a blind and determined optimism.”
While I love all of her work, the Caravan series is my favorite. There is just something about these pieces that captivates me. There is peace and a sense of place that I love. They are also fueling my ever-increasing urge to grab my family and hit the open road.
|Caravan Series One|
|Desert Camper One|
You can shop for prints here and here. You can also visit Giberson's site and blog.
|All images are courtesy of Leah Giberson|