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mavis leahy

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Carmelita, 2012 Mixed Media 15"T © mavis leahy
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age before beauty said the devil as he threw his grandmother down the stairs, 2006 Vintage Textile Collage 33" X 38 1/2" © mavis leahy 2006
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Si La Familia esta junta... Textile Art
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She loved him so, 2012 Textile © Mavis Leahy
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eternal love, 2008 Vintage Textile Collage 15 1/2" X 15 1/2" © mavis leahy 2008
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The confessions and collections of an ebay whore, 2008 Textile/mixed Media 24" X 30" © Mavis Leahy
Quick Facts
Birthplace
ca
Birth year
1954
Lives in
los angeles
Works in
Mixed Media, vintage textiles,assemblage,collage
Representing galleries
Tags
collage, assemblage, textile
Statement

 

 

  

I have been fortunate to have art in my life as long as I can remember....
Happily I grew up in a household bursting with creativity, my father, a professional musician - my mother, an artist.  I was exposed to many creative processes from an early age & while I enjoy and explore other medium's, creating textile collage is my passion.

Growing up and living in Los Angeles I appreciate how the city weaves together a multitude of heritages & cultures.  I try to capture this in my art, by piecing together Antique fabrics & findings that represent these wonderfully diverse communities. Through these beautiful vintage textiles, I feel a strong connection with the Quilters ,Weavers, & Artisans of long ago.

 It gives me great pleasure to resurrect these pieces of the past -many of them labors of love-into the present.