Leonardo Di Fraia was born in Italy. At the age of ten, his family moved to the United States of America. He grew up in suburban New York (Staten Island). He recently retired from teaching in Arizona public schools and has been teaching various drawing classes at Mesa Community College since 2011.
ART 116 - Life Drawing
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Arizona State University
Master of Arts - Arizona State University
"Each of the works here is a conglomeration of experiences, thoughts, and feelings. None of them are fully realized; they are work in progress.
I must mention that initiation into meditation by Sadhguru has brought me to a deeper knowing of who I am and has given my work richer meaning. The common thread of this work, which began in my youth, is my fascination with exploring and disentangling the Universe around me.
I prefer to live an un-premeditated life. Like a spoken sentence, each work shown here begins before thought and without the benefit of knowing how it will end. Some artists will tell you the ideas come fully formed in their minds. I do not have that privilege. Usually, it is after the work is finished that I understand what may be expressed. In truth, I find it much more exciting that way. The dawning realization of each work is a eureka moment followed by a state of bliss and union."