Kaitlin, Leslie Nichols

Kaitlin detail, Leslie Nichols

Leslie Nichols, Jessica

Leslie Nichols, Lindsay

Leslie Nichols, Marlee

I love these artworks by Leslie Nichols, actually created on her manual typewriter. Nichols began to create her unique textual portraits after being gifted a typewriter and, upon deciding that she wasn’t destined to be a writer, began to use the typewriter to create meaningful drawings.

The selection is from her highly successful series Textual Portraits, where she portrays contemporary women that emerge from classic social texts “just as they emerge into specific contexts of time and place”.