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Leslie Wolfe

 

LESLIE WOLFE uses the transformation of worn, discarded handbags and purses as a metaphor for renewal and the creative process. During the evolution of mending, the artist addresses various issues, including relationships, political references, and mankind's misuse of nature. Wolfe works with a vast array of media and objects to tease out the substance of her playful allusions and puns, often crocheting disparate objects together and incorporating them into the structure of the bag. While skillfully formed and cleverly conceived, the final pieces are best viewed in a spirit of humor and fun.

 

"Red Rover"
Purse/Candlestick/Casters/Cable Ties/Jingle Bells/Beads
14" x 23" x 10", 2012

 
 

 

"Trophy"
Heart bag/chains/beads/chrome base
13"h x 5" x 5", 2013

 

"Henrietta"
Change purse/beater/shower curtain hooks/chain
8" x 5" x 5", 2013

 

"Pursillon"
Purse/Pearls/Beads/Tassels
9" x 10" x 9"
2013

 

"Knit Wit"
Purse/knitting needles/beret/wreath/soap dish
20" x 10" x 10"
2013

 

"Sunflower"
Woven purse/corn picks/beads/rhinestones/yarns
10" x 10" x 10"
2013


"Hot Pursuit"
Beaded purse/bobby pins/curlers/beads/ribbon
12" x 15" x 10"
2013

 

"Miss Fortune"
Purse/candlestick/chains/beads/charms/beret
40" x 10" x 10"
2013

 
 

"Parfait"
Clutch/candlestick/décor berries/screws/yarns
21" x 13" x 9" 2013


"Baguette"
Beaded bag/screws/mohair/stone egg
5" x 6" x 4" 2008



   

 

"Aureola"
Gold Bag/Sequins/Screws/Candle Holder/Chain
10" x 8" x 8", 2009

 

 

"Bopper"
CoinPurse/Nails/Beads
11" x 6" x 6", 2011

 

 


"Star Spangled Clutch" (one piece, two views)
Clutch/Beads/Pins/Needles/Pillow
13" x 11" x 7", 2008

 

"Desiree"
Gold Beaded Bag/Heart Pins/Beads/Mohair/Rhinestones
7" x 8" x 5", 2008

"Lu Lu L'Amour"
Beaded Bag/Buttons/Hat Pins/Beads/Yarns/Rhinestones
7" x 8" x 5", 2008

 

 

 


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"Peek-a-boo"
Purse/Alligator Head/Pennies
7" x 10" x 10", 2005
 

"Sylvia"
Beaded Bags/Screws/Rayon Boucle/ Corde
3" x 20" x 10", 2006

 

 

 

 
   
 
"Bella Donna"
Beaded Bags/Flowers/Drywall Screws/Czech Buttons
11" x 10" x 3", 2006
 
"Contralto"
Altered Beaded Bag
4" x 10" x 14", 1995
 

 

 

 

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