My name is Leslie Jochum (Yokum). My art is a self-taught technique, using a dremel and a few hand-tools to etch pictures and designs into large black granite tiles, to create a contemporary piece of art, much like a two-dimensional statue that can be permanently installed, hung on a wall, or on a tripod easel.
Scotch-Irish by birth, my main genre is Celtic Knots and designs, but I am also inspired by all other cultural art to create a wide variety of pictures from which to choose.
Currently my work is displayed at Ba Ba Lu’s Fine Art Gallery, Main St. Buford, and J. Reid Gallery, Main St. Buford, from 2006 until its closing. I have also participated in several shows around the Gwinnett/Hall County area.
Recently, I have created a new line of art, “Meticulous Ridiculous”. Whimsical, colorful art specifically for kids. Each piece is ready to hang on the wall, made from anything from old jewelry parts and buttons to clay and Mardi Gras beads, to build a three-dimensional piece of art that catches the eyes of children and adults alike.
As a new-comer to the industry, I am excited to be a part of this business and working with so many wonderfully creative people.