Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Leigh Lambert has focused on fiber as a medium, working in needlepoint, quilts, crochet, dying and printing, lending her distinctive eye and refinement to every form.
Her current work uses a technique she developed wrapping plastic bags with embroidery floss. Instead of spinning straw into gold, she wraps plastic into color cord with similarly magical results. Leigh blurs the lines between 2-D and 3-D, making sculptural pieces that change depending on the perspective of the viewer. Color and shape play off one other. The juxtaposed planes take on a fluid quality giving a sense of motion.
The most valuable resource Leigh uses in her art is time. Each piece represents hours and hours of preparing bags, wrapping cord and carefully applying it to the surface. This meditative process imbues her work with a sense of history connecting the practice to the generations of handwork that came before.