Artist StatementStrata, fossils, and geological timelines inform my sculpture, low-relief objects that evoke displacement and change. By layering printed images and giving steel panels over to rain and other elements, I create work that calls to mind the forces that fade memories and recycle once-living thing in to the earth.
Leila Holtsman makes mixed-material sculpture and site murals for private clients in Washington, Philadelphia and New York. Her work is in a Duke University collection. She has exhibited at venues in the Mid-Atlantic area. Her work is biomorphic, based on repetition and subtle textures found in nature. She transfers and screen-prints found imagery onto steel panels. She has an MBA, University of Maryland and BA in International Relations, University of Virginia and attended graduate level ceramic courses at Hood College in Maryland. Born in Washington DC, Leila spent ten years of her early life in the deserts of Jordan and Saudi Arabia, which inspire her interest in natural forms and earthen palettes to this day.