‘Understanding Leda’ by Heidi Taillefer
Artist: Heidi Taillefer
Title: ‘Understanding Leda’
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 40” x 60”
Year of Creation: 2014
About the Artist:
Heidi Taillefer’s work is an original creative fusion of classical figurative painting, surrealism, contemporary realism, and mythology combined with popular figurative traditions ranging from Victorian romanticism to science fiction. Her artwork is consonant with some of the 20th century surrealists such as Max Ernst, and Girogio DeChirico.
She addresses eternal issues on the human condition borrowing from mythologies throughout different eras and cultures, through the lens and language of mechanism, mirroring the ubiquity of technological advancement in the world.
In her work she attempts to marry primordial human essence with the explosive expansion of the machine, as a new paradigm looms close on the horizon and promises a redefinition of what it means to be human.