Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Artist Profile Series: Leslie Tucker Jenison

Leslie Tucker Jenison
San Antonio TX

1. What is sitting on the edges of your work table?  A fairly large pile of scraps.

2. If someone looked beneath the surface, what could be revealed that we might not know about you?  I’m a bit of an introvert who has a good game face.

3. What occupies the space between your sewing machine and your cutting table?  A rolling industrial cart stacked with loads of solids, sorted by value.

4. What is the most exquisite moment in your artistic life?  The journey of creating an object that has successful design elements.

5. Do you have daily rituals in your studio?  Yes:  I walk the garden before I enter, then I thank my mother as I walk down the hall into my studio.

6. Reflecting on the quilts that you have made, which one stands out to you?  Always the one I took some risks with and it worked.

7. What do you have an affinity for in your work?  Improvisational work, either in the process of creating cloth or a quilt.

8. What kinds of patterns do you use in your work to create interest and texture?  I love the shape of an arc, nest, and/or bowl.  They make frequent appearances.

9. What personal iconography is identifiable to you exclusively in your work?  I’m not sure any shape is mine exclusively, but I am drawn to both organic and architectural shapes.

10.  What was your inspiration for the Best of Dinner at Eight?  I loved the “Space Between” theme and wanted to consider another idea for that theme.


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