Piece description from the artist
I wanted to capture the flowing beauty of a jellyfish, but also place it in an unusual situation. It is floating amongst birds and along with its tentacles hang double helix strands, hinting at the mysterious and tangled nature of all of existence.
Leslie Roades is a visual artist and art educator living in Houston, Texas. She graduated in 2009 from Trinity University with a degree in Art and Art History, and in 2017 she received her M.F.A. in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Her interests in astronomy, biology, and psychology are the subjects of her art, and she has found her niche as an artist by combining natural forms in a surreal and mysterious way. The natural world and paint itself are her inspirations, and she plans to continue combining organic forms and patterns to create her own metaphors for the evolution and interconnection of the natural world.