2nd part series to an interview with Ben Cotilletta on Artexposure.net

http://artexposure.net/my-interview-with-artist-leah-smithson/

2nd part

Just finished the 2nd part series to an interview with Ben Cotilletta on Artexposure.net. Here’s the link below. Would love to hear your thoughts.
Best,
Leah

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Consume Awake

 •Ishan Project: 324/41•

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CONSUME AWAKE

“As you know, Chûndra’s crown gives her a certain amount of power,” Anali continues. “She has come to rely on it quite a bit. If there is a way to alter magnetism the way the geomagnetic storms alter the earth’s magnetism, this could give us an edge. It would weaken Chûndra so that we could overtake her.”

CONSUME AWAKE / Mixed Media / 5″ x 8″

Imposter

 •Ishan Project: 294/71•

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IMPOSTOR

(Con’t from Day 293) The factors that cause aging are still much of a mystery to science. The Ishan’s genetic code is not much different than human. Something in the Ishan’s genetic code tells it to continue with it’s normal adult function longer than the average human. Therefore, they tend to live longer. Human’s have that capacity as well.  We just can’t tap into it yet.

Anali continues, “There is a cave that goes deep in the earth. There, a tree grows in a dark cave, which is pretty remarkable because it’s able to grow in the dark. It’s sap has many healing properties for the Ishan. To humans though, it tends to have a fatal nature.

“Chûndra, very depressed, got lost one day. It actually was right before she ended our friendship. She found the tree and brought the sap back home. I think she knew what the sap was and the detrimental affect it would have on her. However, she took some anyway. When we found her, she was very sick to the point of death. In fact, her heart stopped for three minutes. We used our electromagnetic powers to stimulate it to start beating again. She lived, and continues living. And I have an idea her new place is by the old eucalyptus where her mother was buried.”

In addition to locating the eucalyptus where Chûndra’s mother was buried, the impostors pictured here also became an important factor in finding her location. They had been feeding the entire day when Preet stumbled upon them.

IMPOSTOR / Mixed Media / 8″ x 8.5″

A Portrait of Her Mother as Described by Chûndra

•Ishan Project: 289/76•

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A PORTRAIT OF HER MOTHER AS DESCRIBED BY CHÛNDRA

Anali continues, “I remember Chûndra mentioning the connection she shared with her mother.

Chûndra cried when she mentioned how delicately she would brush her cheek with her limbs. She was born with a frown which wrinkled across her brow. However, whenever she was in her mothers presence, she’d wipe the wrinkle away with a soft magnetic touch. The energy would course through her system igniting something voltaic within her.

But it was her father’s (See DAY 28) obsession for her mother which made Chûndra’s spark turn sour.”

A PORTRAIT OF HER MOTHER AS DESCRIBED BY CHÛNDRA / Mixed Media / 5″ x 4″