Leah is best known for her sculptural installations and objects made from diverse materials and varied techniques. The pervasive themes throughout her practice are cycles and an interest in linking the physical and the conceptual. Often derived from found or repurposed cast-offs or detritus, her materials are chosen for their inherent attributes. Her work has been exhibited nationally at the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Marin MOCA and the Mint Museum. Cabinum’s practice has been described as post-minimalist, risky and honest.
I am a link.
My work is a process of exploring the cyclical relationship between ideas and things. Sculptural objects, installations, mark-making, performance and video are the product.
The combination of touching a thing and looking beyond it’s surface (or vice versa), enables me to discover connections. Media and materials range from trash to gold and are chosen for their corporal and conceptual value alike. Often, the subtlety of a thing is what lures me in, like an inaudible whisper that can only be felt. I link the tangible with the intangible.
Leah Mulligan Cabinum