Leora Armstrong

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2018-Present

Armstrong currently focuses her interdisciplinary practice on an interaction between place and self. She articulates her work around the sensorial actions taken whilst exploring a place, marking time. Through drawing, painting and object making,  Armstrong foregrounds concerns with ecological and climatic implications.

 

 

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Silver Line Series 2018
Silver Leaf on Slates- drawings made from Walking Practice
Silver Line I 2018
Silver Leaf on Slate 12" x 6"
Silver Line II 2018
Silver Leaf on Slate 12" x 6"
Silver Line IV 2018 Silver Leaf on Slate 12" x 6"
Silver Line VIII 2018 Silver Leaf on Slate 12"x 6"
Slighe II 2018 Aquatint and drypoint on Hahnemuhle paper Edition of 15 17” H x 13” W
Burnet Editions
Slighe I 2018 Aquatint and drypoint on Hahnemuhle paper Edition of 15 17” H x 13” W
Burnet Editions
Place 2018 - Burnt Japanese paper, monofilament wire 30H x 24W x 60 D inches
Site specific installation
1800 … Breaths A durational burn drawing for the length of the show - on Japanese paper, wooden dowel, monofilament wire 20” – 30’
Listening II 2019 3.5 hours burn lines on Arches Paper 12 x 12 inches

We use semantic systems to order aural and visual responses, but for me drawing/mark-making is a form of language, translating sensory experience.
Fragments - Presence and Absence 2019
Book - Cyanotype on fabric, thread. 12" x 10"
Part of Breath of Place installation show
Breath of Place installation 2019
Cyanotype on Silk, wooden dowel, filament 104" x 42 x 15 panels
The memory of walking on a glacier that is no longer, addressing the loss of place. An interactive installation working with the movement of the audience.
Breath of Place I 2019 cyanotype on silk 44.5" x 33" framed Breath of Breath of Place show 2019
Touch 2019 Cyanotype on fabric 15 x 10 ft
Where We Walk 2020 - A book made whilst standing on the fragile surfaces, a collaborative work. Cyanotype, Cotton and jute.
12 x 7 x 2 inches
EXHALE 2019 Burn Lines on Arches Paper 10" x 12"

We use semantic systems to order aural and visual responses, but for me drawing/mark-making is a form of language, translating sensory experience.
Just Breathe April 2020 Burn Marks on ARches Paper 11 x 15 inches
An ongoing drawing series made in collaboration with breath.
Breathe I 2021 Burn Marks on ARches Paper 11" x 11"
An ongoing drawing series made in collaboration with breath.
Breathe II 2021 Burn Marks on ARches Paper 22" x 22"
An ongoing drawing series made in collaboration with breath.
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2021
Trace 2019 - Slate, silver leaf monofilament 30 x 60 inches
Commissioned Work
Trace 2019 - Slate, silver leaf monofilament 30 x 60 inches (detail)
Trace 2020 -Slate, silver leaf monofilament 16" x 16"