foundturtle

Mixed Media Collage and Assemblage Art of Leslee Lukosh

Portland, Oregon · 90 Sales

foundturtle

Mixed Media Collage and Assemblage Art of Leslee Lukosh

Portland, Oregon 90 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(15)

Announcement   I frequently display my work in local galleries. Please read the descriptions of the pieces to check their availability for purchase. Thank you for stopping to look at the work. Enjoy!

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Last updated on May 24, 2017

I frequently display my work in local galleries. Please read the descriptions of the pieces to check their availability for purchase. Thank you for stopping to look at the work. Enjoy!

Leslee Lukosh

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5 out of 5 stars
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Teressa Terry

Teressa Terry on May 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love Leslee's work so much! It's so full of character and life and creativity. I would love to be inside her head. These cards are beautiful prints of her assemblages, and the next best thing to the real deal. Packed with care, as well. Thanks, Leslee!

Melissa

Melissa on Dec 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My custom order was the perfect little package of my dreams and a beautiful labor of love on behalf of Leslee! Many thanks to you!!

Aurora Lupetti

Aurora Lupetti on Aug 15, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Leslie's work just speaks to me... each work has its own voice & character, and I feel the quiet mysteries, bygone truths, and transformative beauty and decay that are presented with such a deft hand. I am privileged to own 2 of her works, and they both are treasures.

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Fabulous opening reception at the Columbia Art Gallery!
There are all kind of places for a miniature sculpture.
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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.

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

    I have the best jobs in the world! I teach elementary art part-time (Preschool through 8th grade) , while working in my studio the rest of the time. I also enjoy the frenetic lifestyle created by raising teenage boys (15 and 18).

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    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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