Rosenberg’s works play with a duality of light and dark. Her mixed media pieces are playful confections subtly alluding to the harsher realities of experience. What is pretty usually has a darker side if we look closer.
Refusing to adhere to conventional boundaries around artist media, Leah employs materials such as sequins and glitter. Her choice of materials comibined with a process of layering and exposure evoke a contrast between whimsical nostalgia and the sometimes painful complexities that are invested in memory and experience.
“My work is increasingly about the spontaneous over-the-top beauty of a child’s imagination and the devastation of its failure.”