When I was young, I went camping in the desert. That night, I looked at the sky, and was terrified by how many stars I saw. In my work, I am trying to recreate the experience of witnessing something that is beyond what I can fully perceive.
To speak meaningfully about the issue, I reenact this inability to process. Because my experience was characterized by a failure to grasp my surroundings, I research theories that illuminate the foundations of our physical environment. My current subjects are Astrophysics and String Theory.
By employing patterns gathered via research, I create a schema within the piece. These sets of borders establish a site where the struggle for higher understanding is apparent. This way, my practice is transformed into a system that allows me to experience the limits of my cognitive boundaries.
Leah Wolff, (born 1984 in Cleveland Ohio) lives and works in New York City, where she is earning her MFA at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. The artist attended The Rhode Island School of Design, earning her BFA (with honors) in Printmaking in 2006. In 2008, she had the rewarding experience of being an artist in residence at the School of Visual Arts and at the Vermont Studio Center. She has taken part in two solo exhibitions, one two-person show, and various group shows throughout the country. Most recently, she has installed a museum-style display of her work in the window space of the Dirt Palace, in Providence, Rhode Island.
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