The Pride of Leo

by Tim Parsley

15004 IN-1, Leo, IN 46765, USA

Leo-Cedarville is known for its excellent school systems. The mascot for the local schools is a lion. There are numerous churches, and the city was named for Pope Leo; Leo is the Latin word for lion.


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About the Artist

Tim Parsley is the Program Director for Studio Art and an Associate Professor of Studio Art, Painting & Drawing at the University of Saint Francis - Fort Wayne, IN, Creative Arts.


"My work navigates American history and the complicated effect of its constructive ambition. With a focus on the originating stories of America, I appropriate and piece together scraps of historic imagery and collective memory, reconstructing the American narrative of progress to reveal and reinterpret nostalgic anxiety about the past.


The construction of America was a dichotomous and implicating mixture of hope, pride, destruction, and dominance culminating in a conflicted national history. We live in the wake of this complicated history and continue to play out the same drama in our individual lives. My paintings, collages, and drawings explore the undercurrent assumptions that cultivate this phenomenon."