Leigh Salgado is a nationally exhibiting Los Angeles artist.
Her labor-intensive compositions are of abstracted imagery occasionally morphing into recognizable subject matter. Viewers are simultaneously looking at interpretations of netting, lace, clothing patterns and original woven abstraction.
Salgado’s work is sometimes labeled, Sculpted Drawing, because the medium brings a third dimension into pictorial space without compromising the elements of drawing. Exacto knives are used to eviscerate the negative space between the lines in her ink drawing, while texture and shadows reinforce a physical experience. Hung away from the wall, this medium delivers the spatial sensation of a third dimension in static two-dimensional drawings.