Leslie Putnam earned her BFA from Concordia University in Quebec, with a Major in Studio Art, and BEd from Western University in Ontario. Putnam’s CV includes exhibitions in France, Portugal and Luxembourg where she lived and worked from her studio at the publicly supported Schleiffmillen. In Ontario, she works as both visual arts educator and artist. Her multi disciplinary practice ranges from explorations using sound within sculptural pieces, public artwork, and miniature to large installation works made mostly from found and natural materials.
This work is part of a new series exploring both historical and contemporary ideas of the botanical image, reflecting both the height of knowledge of its time, and a consideration of its place in contemporary understanding.