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Cloudy shades shift and slice in

angular currents,

brushstrokes boiling at the

heart of Roz LeCompte’s visions.

These turbulent abstractions 

represent the chaos of life,

surrounding us only to be

confronted without control

through the might of our most quiet moments.

It’s in this intentional calm that connection occurs.

A sacred space.

LeCompte adorns these formless fields

with purposeful shapes and elliptical lines

— each alive as a path through the

confusion of contentious modern times,

her minimal objects affected by intersections,

but boldly on courses unaltered.

For more than a decade,

winding roads took LeCompte to jewelry,

creating Secondline Jewels,

using upcycled drum cymbals as raw material for

more than a hundred of her own designs.

And yet the initial burst of joy painting had produced

for as long as she can remember 

called out again and again.

When the pandemic’s upheaval arrived in 2020,

the voice of her first love grew even louder.

Balancing motherhood and a small business daily,

LeCompte paints as her meditation.

With each raw emotion, she feels at home.

Exercising the power of surrendering to the present,

each piece she creates is unplanned.

A time capsule.

LeCompte’s work has been displayed

in several galleries

in Louisiana since the 1990s,

including her most recent group exhibitions

at Basin Arts Gallery in Lafayette

and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

in New Orleans.

She is a Pace Artist for the

Acadiana Center for the Arts.

The artist lives with her family in

Lafayette Parish,Louisiana.

R O Z  L C O M P T E

in her words :

"to make is to breathe , I can't not do it."

PHOTOGRAPH BY ZACK SMITH