New York artist Lesley Dill has been widely acclaimed for her sculptural, print, and installation works which draw upon a fascination with the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Dill combines the word with the image, the fragile with the non-destructible, and the handmade with the computer-generated.
She produces innovative editions which combine traditional techniques such as lithography, silkscreen, and etching, sometimes incorporating collaged elements. The rice paper that Dill generally uses looks and feels like a dressmaking pattern, but it is sewn like fabric, building volume and shape as it is puckered, tucked and baste stitched by hand. These works seem airy and fragile, weighted only by the significant text which is often printed like veins or lifelines across their surfaces.