The New Youth Council Online Showcase - Leanne Li

Leanne Li

Decaying Pavillion (2021)

Leanne Li Artwork

Artist Statement

Decaying Pavillion explores the idea of creating a structure temporarily inhabited by humans only to have it slowly "decay" away into its skeletal frame for flora to grow on or for fauna to interact with.

I immerse myself in various mediums. I don't belong to just one. It may seem like a mess, but to me it feels natural. Architecture and art is what I'm known for and I will always continue to question the effects both concepts have on us. I'm a first year student at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture and before that, an avid visual artist all throughout my high school career. There is so much intricacy in this world that I'll only experience a fraction of within my lifetime, but I hope art and architecture will increase that fraction by a bit more. There is so much to draw from, both literally and figuratively. I enjoy trying to pick apart the world to see the good, the bad and the fun in it. I use my emotions, thoughts and what I see every day. Naturally, there will be some things that I can't seem to let go of. This typically becomes my fuel to create and ultimately relieve me of the itch I feel. My creations are not just for visual appeal. I want to encourage people to think deeper about what exactly they're looking at. Not just what I produce, but everything that exists in the world.


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