Leah Mulligan Cabinum
Leah Mulligan Cabinum is an interdisciplinary visual artist, using installation, objects and imagery. Best known for her exploitation of diverse materials and varied techniques, the root of her practice is to link the physical and the conceptual. She received her Master of Fine Arts from Winthrop University. Born and reared in Athens, Georgia, she lives and works in South Carolina’s rural countryside. Cabinum’s artwork has been described as risky, poetic and honest.
“I am a link.
My work is an active process of exploring the cyclical relationship between ideas and things. Sculptural objects, installations, mark-making, performance and video are the product.
The combination of touching a thing and looking beyond its surface or vice versa, enables me to discover connections. Materials range from trash to finery and are chosen for their corporal and conceptual value alike. Often, the subtlety of a thing is what lures me in, like an inaudible whisper that can only be felt. I link the tangible with the intangible.”