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Leslie Plimpton

My work as an artist explores the use of fashion as social identity. I explore this theme through the mediums of painting, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture. I have long been fascinated with how fashion shows our evolving values that occur over the years as well as over the centuries. It states who we are in place and time. It reflects our changing moods, careers, personality, events being attended, changing weather, social status and hobbies. There is a different outfit for everything we do and feel. It illustrates how we feel about ourselves showing our confidence, boldness or shyness. 

The other side of fashion is that it is art itself as designers create one-of-a-kind pieces that will be worn by the very few who can afford them. Fashion designers have become celebrities in their own right and their collections are followed by the fashion conscious year-round.

My current series of work uses printmaking to depict portraits of famous fashion designers who have either moved fashion forward or have changed the way we live our lives as a result of the fashion they have created.



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