foundturtle

Mixed Media Collage and Assemblage Art of Leslee Lukosh

Portland, Oregon

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Announcement    10% of all sales will be donated to www.linesforlife.org in loving memory of my son, Joshua, 2000-2018.

Much of my current work is created with comfort to those who grieve in mind. I have the deepest of gratitude for those who reached out to me during my sharpest experience of grief. I have nothing but compassion and commitment to those who are currently suffering grief and loss.

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Last updated on Dec 18, 2020

10% of all sales will be donated to www.linesforlife.org in loving memory of my son, Joshua, 2000-2018.

Much of my current work is created with comfort to those who grieve in mind. I have the deepest of gratitude for those who reached out to me during my sharpest experience of grief. I have nothing but compassion and commitment to those who are currently suffering grief and loss.

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About Foundturtle

When I am making art, I enter into place in my mind that doesn't account for time and space. It is like a physical working meditation and even though I am a very "down to earth" kind of person, the experience I have making art can only be described as mystical. My training is in printmaking, but I have found a great deal of joy creating assemblage art through found objects, wood scraps, and encaustic medium. Recent years have found me traveling the path of deep grief. This path has profoundly changed the nature of my work and charged me with the mission to uplift and restore the Spirit in all that I undertake.

Many people have asked me about the name Foundturtle. It is short for Foundturtle Art Emporium. When I was in graduate school I had a profound dream about a very large turtle. Coincidentally, I also was taking a course in Jungian Dream Symbology at the team. Using the course as a basis for analysis I discovered that for me the symbol of the giant turtle was very important to my psyche, especially in terms of my art major and thinking about my future as an exhibiting artist. Several years later, when we bought our first home (and where I established my studio) I cleaned out a window well and found the shell of a turtle. Between the profound dream years earlier and the beauty of this shell the name came to me, "Foundturtle Art Emporium". It is entirely appropriate now that most of my work features found objects!

I hold an MFA in Printmaking from the University of South Dakota and a BS in Drawing/Printmaking through the University Honors Program at Portland State University. I exhibit my work natioinally and internationally, and have been honored to receive several awards in various art competitions.

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  • Leslee Lukosh

    Owner, Artist, Creator

    Artist and Art Educator since 1986.

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  • Moo.com

    East Providence, RI

    Moo is a printing house in Rhode Island that works really well with artist in reproducing their images at an affordable price.

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