Leighton Lam’s extraordinary wall pieces are completely original, unlike any other work we’ve ever seen. They’re shown here under original paintings because there is painting involved, but they are not painted on canvas, but formed in mixed media with multiple patinas.
People know Leighton best as the designer and maker of his tremendously popular jewelry, but long before making earrings, Leighton made art that took our breath away. Using resin left over from making surfboards, Leighton created stunning art such as the orchids and bird of paradise that hung at Compadre’s at Ward Center.
Leighton’s current wall art is a thing completely apart. Where is resin flowers floated realistically against a clear resin background (this description sounds dreadful, I realize, but trust me on this…they were beautiful), his current work accomplishes realism in 3 dimensions.
Hawaiian rock walls are part of our day in, day out, grounding- a part of our real sense of place. Leighton has created small scenes of home. We’ll let the photos tell the story that words can’t really capture. Enjoy!