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Obscure Sorrows: Expectations

$ 225


Archival ink on museum-quality cotton rag paper | 2022

In Obscure Sorrows, Leigh Wells engages in a dialogue with our inner complexity and unnameable emotional states. The artist’s curiosity about the nature of consciousness and human relationships inspire each of these collages. The title comes from John Koenig’s thought provoking 2021 book, “The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows”


15 x 12 inches

35 x 28 inches

60 x 48 inches


15 x 12 inches

Matted: 22.5 x 19.5 x 2 inches
Full Bleed: 16.5 x 13.5 x 1.5 inches

35 x 28 inches

Matted: 43 x 36 x 2 inches
Full Bleed: 37 x 30 x 2 inches

60 x 48 inches

Full Bleed: 62 x 50 x 2 inches


The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan

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“I approach the combination of elements in my work as though I am constructing a feeling, a thought, a relationship—intentionally creating spatial and narrative ambiguity that heightens the work’s expressive tension.”
-Leigh Wells
Leigh Wells

About the Artist

Leigh Wells

Leigh Wells’ mixed media works comprise collage, drawings, and sculpture of found materials, paper, and fabric as well as paintings on pieced textiles that consist of simple, restrained abstract forms. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Real Simple, and Harper’s Magazine.  Select honors include Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant and SFMOMA SECA Award nomination.

Obscure Sorrows: Expectations
Obscure Sorrows: Expectations$ 225