Mum | 27″ x 33″ | Black archival ink on paper | 2021
Leslie Ann Pilling’s hometown Detroit garnered her frame of reference. Her maternal and paternal guides were cultural anthropologists. They in-grained the value of people and their vast differences and extraordinary similarities. From a tot to current work Pilling accepted herself as artistic: labeled an artist by her parents and siblings as a vulnerable youngster. Although put in a box, though-out the years she has flipped the box to stand on as an advocate of people. Her quote, “People are people, people! The works of Leslie Ann Pilling are pulled from her creative philosophy. Every minute decisions in life can zap you or wake you up. Pilling’s singular works flows without contemplation, but when complete triggers reflection and self-judgment questioning the inter-ability of honest-art.