Acrylic, charcoal, ink
Maya Leites, trained as an architect, is also a classical musician, an educator and a parent, with a deep appreciation of the importance of the arts in education. She was the founder of ArTchitecture – a studio for kids to explore art and architecture, and the founder of the Seattle-based non-profit organization Discover Arts in the Park – bringing live music and dance to the community in the outdoor setting of Discovery Park, and advocating for reusing vacant historic buildings for education programs and as performing arts venues.
I find art to be the most profound and fundamental form of communication. My interest in architecture and music, as well as my travels, sparked my fascination with the human experience and its relationship with the surrounding environment. I find each painting to be a new world of exploration for ideas, concepts, experiences, media and techniques; each painting a new story, presenting new intellectual and practical challenges. My work centers on translating the experience of form, space, time and sound into paintings.