Sink or Swim

Artworks are first available for purchase in-person at the Recovered Futures Art Exhibition in Brisbane. Unsold artwork will be available for purchase online following the event.

Sink or Swim

LE Leigh-Ellen Roundhill
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Acrylic on canvas
50cm x 102cm
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LE Leigh-Ellen Roundhill started painting when she became unwell. Subconsciously it was her personal therapy, and she was able to produce artworks without any preconceived ideas or tuition.

On the completion of each piece, LE Leigh-Ellen Roundhill found each artwork revealed a message or narrative. This allowed her to gain insight from the image and into herself. Being creative gives her a safe space and the freedom to explore and express herself.

LE Leigh-Ellen Roundhill continues to improve her skills and increase her knowledge, while maintaining the delicate balance of one's sanity and ongoing recovery. As an artist, LE Leigh-Ellen Roundhill uses numerous mediums and materials - her artwork is diverse in artistic style and subject matter.

From detailed miniatures to murals, sculpture and installations, LE Leigh-Ellen Roundhill's works are limited only by her imagination, resources and space. Being self-taught, LE Leigh-Ellen Roundhill exhibits and successfully sells her work as an 'Outside Artist' and has received many accolades. She will continue to evolve, as art for her is an experimental journey of discovery into the future.

"Inspiration for 'Sink or Swim' comes from feeling so overwhelmed and hopeless.
This addresses my ongoing struggles; the fear and sensation of drowning prevents progress. Fortunately, this is overpowered by human instinct and the physical response to survive.

Learning to swim offers me the choice to succumb or surge forward in the steps of my recovery; to remember to surface before I get tangled up and engulfed. With each new breath, recovery becomes possible. The process of discarding/shedding old patterns etc becomes something of a comfort zone, entrapping us.

The state of transformation leaves one naked, vulnerable and exposed to the unknown. Not a desirable place! And until becoming familiar with new patterns and acceptance of change, it is a constant challenge in moving forward."