Through the process of layering, a work can begin to form its own personality and reality: a life in an object. The object may hold a memory, a moment, a meaning of its own and the inevitable destruction of this threatens yet simultaneously frees if from the pressures of these attachments. But what remains?
Focusing on personal experiences of loss, life, peace and chaos, Leina’s work aims to question these individual moments in relation to ideas within Shintoism and the culture surrounding our current consumerist age. Using sculpture, film, drawing and text, her work layers different mediums using a process of ‘Chinese whispers’ in order to distort and develop ideas and forms.