Jeanne Leffingwell

Previous Works and Projects

Mirror Series

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, Who's the Fairest One of us All?

1. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…

When I built the first mirror in this series—the green one—“Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall…” in 1999, it felt like an exploration into a more personal realm. I used colored pencil on paper with leather, wire, glass and ceramic beads. On the back is a poem I wrote at the time, about the ongoing process of aging.

I later realized it was not the first time I had used mirrors; in fact pieces such as “Reflection Study” with mirror shards and “Seeking Serenity” were done 10 and 20 years prior. It was intriguing to find a connecting thread in my own work of which I had been unaware.

Reflection Study

a. Reflection Study

Seeking Solitude

b. Seeking Solitude

Zig Zag in Green

47. Zig Zag in Green

Frame with Yellow Zig Zag

48. Frame with Yellow Zig Zag

Mirrors 3–20

The Guitarist

3. The Guitarist

The Drummer

4. The Drummer

Copper Grill

5. Copper Grill

Berkeley Dumbs and Berkeley Brights

6. Berkeley Dumbs & Berkeley Brights

The Unbalanced Quartet: Spring

7. The Unbalanced Quartet: Spring

The Unbalanced Quartet: Summer

8. The Unbalanced Quartet: Summer

The Unbalanced Quartet: Fall

9. The Unbalanced Quartet: Fall

The Unbalanced Quartet: Winter

10. The Unbalanced Quartet: Winter

Days of the Week

11. Days of the Week

Red Window

12. Red Window

Blue Maze

13. Blue Maze

To Knit Or Not to Knit

14. To Knit Or Not to Knit

Earthworms I

15. Earthworms I

Earthworms II

16. Earthworms II

Earthworms III

17. Earthworms III

Rails to Trails

18. Rails to Trails

Roy G Biv Vandal Mirror

19. Roy G Biv Vandal Mirror

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall... III

20. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall… III

Reliquary Art Boxes

010 - Exterior inside of an art box

Covering Up a Chaotic Inner Life

My first reliquary art box, “Covering Up a Chaotic Inner Life” grew from a not entirely tongue-in-cheek desire to reconcile my meditative practice (beading) with the distractions I felt all around me.

That single journal-like prompt took on a life and series of its own. Working within the limits of a simple 9" x 7" x 6" wooden box, each new project is a self-contained little world of signs and remembrances—of a moment, a challenge, a friendship, a life…

Reliquarya container or shrine in which sacred relics are kept.

front of an art box inside of an art box inside of an art box

Box for Paige

002 - Exterior inside of an art box

Following the Paper Trail

003 - Exterior inside of an art box

Pond Dreams

004- Exterior inside of an art box

Underneath the Huppa

005 - Exterior inside of an art box

Porous Borders

006- Exterior inside of an art box

Waiting Behind the Curtain

007 - Exterior inside of an art box

Glow in the Dark Lagartija

008 - Exterior inside of an art box

Grazing Rights

009 - Exterior inside of an art box

Up the Gangplank

011 - Exterior inside of an art box

Vespers

012 - Exterior inside of an art box

Marching Orders

013 - Exterior inside of an art box

Waiting By the Window

014 - Exterior inside of an art box

La Luna del Pollo (SOLD)

015 - Exterior inside of an art box

Basic Training

Percent for Art Commissions

Beaded Installations

beaded sky curtain installation
Open Volume - book made of beaded pages hanging in gallery

Open Volume

unfurling Beaded Sky Curtain outside
Beaded Sky Curtain installation
Beaded Sky Curtain - view from below
Beaded Sky Curtain - side view
Beaded Sky Curtain - side view
Beaded Sky Curtain - view from below

Beaded Sky Curtain

Coriolis installed
Coriolis Detail
Coriolis installed

Coriolis

Volume Study

Volume Study

Art Quilts

Art quilt, Parrotgrass

Parrotgrass

Jeanne with Coriolis

Fireweed

quilted panel installation depicting the Tanana River and its tributaries

Crossing the Tanana River and its Tributaries

Tanana River photograph

Artist's flyover view of the
Tanana River

 

JL - Leffingwell Designs

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Moscow, Idaho 83843 • U.S.A. • 208-882-7211
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