Carlie Leagjeld

Carlie Leagjeld

Carlie Leagjeld  currently resides in her home state of Oregon, after receiving her M.F.A. at American University in Washington D.C.

Artist Statement

In making my work my hope is to create a space in which the viewer can enter and question. I would like these spaces to reference the real world, but be foreign to what is seen in our every day life. I am interested in the repetition and accumulation of things that create complex spaces, both chaotic and ordered almost simultaneously. I am intrigued by the way we see the world and wonder what is there that is not seen. I am fascinated by the inner workings of our environments.  Rather than illustrate them as actually seen, my interest lies in finding them through the process of creating. I work in a process of discovery... making a mark, erasing, connecting one line to another, overlapping, seeing through, and editing out. Through these explorations I am trying to uncover something unknown to myself, but resembling something from my memory. I am constantly in search of creating a space that is otherworldly or fantastical.