Mabi Ponce de Leon

mabiponcedeleon_1d

Transplanted; mixed media collage and acrylic on canvas; 48×72 inches

mabiponcedeleon_2d

Pasajero Verde; digital collage; 14×14 inches

ARTIST STATEMENT

Feeling both foreign and at-home in the world, I explore what it feels like to ‘be’ from two places and belong to neither. Intellectually, one can understand moving long distances across the globe. The resulting disorientation is inexplicable and daunting. Through the layered juxtapositions of found and new images, I analyze symbols and meanings – interpretation and misinterpretation.