Mixed Media Art has found a place in the heart of Leeanne Oschmanns as declares that a craving for harmony and balance in her creativity brought up the need to express her poetry in more than words. Merely drawing or painting a picture didn’t work because it was too stifling and usually limited the expressive elements to one aspect of the poem. However, the beauty of poetry is that it is many things and something different to each person and the same can be said of mixed media.
Since Mixed Media is versatile and diverse, the power of symbols and the beauty of texture and medium render a flexibility that is more difficult to achieve in styles of singular medium and subject. Sometimes a thought so profound that it should not pass can be symbolised and articulated with visual richness and subtle suggestion. This is the single reason why she recently felt encouraged to contemplate the 100th anniversary of The Great War by burning only a single light, preferably a candle, in the darkness. She has this strong urge to express her thoughts.
It is referred to as the power of creativity by use of words. Her passions include personal growth and understanding. However, people and animals complete her experience of what it is to be human. And being a poet is her way of shedding light on the things that seemed darkest or most beautiful. On the other hand the power of symbols and the beauty of texture and medium render a flexibility that is more difficult to achieve in styles of singular medium and subject.