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