Water Table Grey 7 Chesapeake Bay


Acrylic on panel.


All the bodies of water named on paintings in my series “Water Table” have been massively contaminated at some point in history. If the water table becomes unsafe for consumption, everything on earth dies. The narrative twist of this body of work is that while factories, agriculture and fuel are all part of life, it is important to remember clean water is vital for survival.


12 x 12 inches

Acrylic, Environmental, Abstract, Water Table


Trumansburg, NY

Leslie Ford is an abstract painter whose practice embraces printmaking and photography. She holds a BFA in Design from Carnegie-Mellon University and completed a summer residency in Painting and Mixed Media at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Based in New York, Leslie is an Art File Member of the Painting Center of New York City and an Artist Associate Member of the Ink Shop, Ithaca, NY.

Artist Statement

“I am inspired by literature, current events, music lyrics and popular culture seen through the lens of simple engagement of process. I seek to provide clarity or identify hidden meaning between two or more conceptual ideas by combining studio practices with processes of the mind to express metaphors of ephemeral ideas.”

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