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Leslie McQuaide

Leslie McQuaide

Ventura, California 2011

Portrait by Donna Granata - 2011             

Leslie McQuaide 

Clay, bits of old jewelry and thrift shop cast-offs are the tools of Leslie McQuaide’s trade.  Her work can at first seem humorous, but humor is merely the door through which we enter into her personal history.  Objects become symbols that are both familiar and highly personal.  They form sculptures that provoke rueful smiles of acknowledgment.  Leslie’s art is an affirmation of her core belief that we are all carriers of a divine nature and reflects her abiding interest in, as Tolstoy put it, “the meddling of God in the daily affairs of men.”

Leslie McQuaide's in-depth oral history and documentation took place in 2010, co-sponsored by Joyce & Ted Lombard and Dr. Norma Beck.  The FOTM Archive contains extensive information about this artist.  For more information about this artist, visit