Artist: Leisa Rich
Title: Probity & Poison
Attribution: Probity & Poison, 2021, Leisa Rich
Materials: Reclaimed vintage textiles, thread, dyes, mixed media
Dimensions: 69" X 48" X 2"
Image Statement: Probity & Poison features the deadly, invasive hogweed that is now endemic to my sweet, little island. It likes to pose as a pretty, little flower, but can cause blindness and burning of the skin. As with most of my works, there is often a double entendre meaning that relates something occurring in nature, to human behavior.