Eco Prints by Leslie Pearson
March 6-28, 2021
Poplar Bluff native Leslie Pearson is a multimedia artist who utilizes many fiber based materials, processes, and techniques. During the COVID lockdown, she began doing Eco Prints of the local and indigenous botanicals in her region of North Carolina. Eco Printing is a technique where plants, leaves, and flowers leave their shapes, color, and marks on paper. Plant material bundled in layers of paper is soaked on mordents and modifiers, then steamed to release the dye found naturally inside the plant, creating a contact print in the shape of the leaf or flower used. Some pieces include text based layers as a wy to give the work more visual texture and allude to a narrative.