"Throughout my practice, I explore my emotional identity as a spiritual being having a human experience. I believe art is a crucial tool in understanding the deep inner truths of our humanity. I create meaningful works in an effort to connect with others on the core roots of our existence," Gentry Leach said. "My conceptual themes often involve self-exploration, healing social injustice and coming back home to nature. I feel an innate pull toward the dynamic world we live in and use art as my tool to communicate a message of empathy for all living things. In my works, I explore the union of representation and abstract expression. I believe these are the two fundamental archetypes that make up the framework of the universe. It is my intention as an artist to use my creative practice as a vehicle for inspiration, reflection and universal empathy in hopes of creating authentic connections across the globe."