"To Philosophize is to Learn How to Die" for a New York Times opinion piece. April 2020. 


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Frequent assignments for the New York Times and Harper's Magazine.


Most of these images were created for "The Stone", a New York Times Opinion Page "forum for contemporary philosophers and other thinkers on issues both timely and timeless" with art director, Alexandra Zsigmond. 


Read the original story for each using link in caption.

Leigh Wells, collage art, works on paper, art, contemporary art, female artists, San Francisco artist, abstract art, abstraction, illustration, editorial illustration, op-ed illustration, New York Times

New York Times, "It’s Not Just a Chemical Imbalance", Kelli María Korducki, July 2019.

Leigh Wells, collage art, works on paper, art, contemporary art, female artists, San Francisco artist, abstract art, abstraction, illustration, editorial illustration, Harper's Magazine, fiction illustration

Harper's Magazine, "Violations", Catherine Lacey, March 2018.

Leigh Wells, collage art, works on paper, art, contemporary art, female artists, San Francisco artist, abstract art, abstraction, illustration, editorial illustration, op-ed illustration, New York Times, Gordon Marino

New York Times, “What is the Use of Regret?", Gordon Marino, Nov 12, 2016.

Leigh Wells, collage art, works on paper, art, contemporary art, female artists, San Francisco artist, abstract art, abstraction, illustration, editorial illustration, op-ed illustration, New York Times, Pico Iyer
New York Times, “What Do We Know?” Pico Iyer, Dec 31, 2016.   
Leigh Wells, collage art, works on paper, art, contemporary art, female artists, San Francisco artist, abstract art, abstraction, illustration, editorial illustration, op-ed illustration, New York Times, Costica Bradatan

New York Times, "Why Do Anything? A Meditation on Procrastination", Costica Bradatan, Sept 17, 2016.

Leigh Wells, collage art, works on paper, art, contemporary art, female artists, San Francisco artist, abstract art, abstraction, illustration, editorial illustration, op-ed illustration, New York Times, George Yancy
New York Times, “I Am a Dangerous Professor" George Yancy, Nov 30, 2016.   
Leigh Wells, collage art, works on paper, art, contemporary art, female artists, San Francisco artist, abstract art, abstraction, illustration, editorial illustration, Harper's Magazine

Harper's Magazine, "Surviving a Failed Pregnancy", Vanessa Gregory, June 2015.

Leigh Wells, collage art, works on paper, art, contemporary art, female artists, San Francisco artist, abstract art, abstraction, illustration, editorial illustration, Harper's Magazine
Harper's Magazine, "Eat, Memory", David Wong Louie, August 2017.
Leigh Wells, collage art, works on paper, art, contemporary art, female artists, San Francisco artist, abstract art, abstraction, illustration, editorial illustration, Harper's Magazine

Harper's Magazine, "Eat, Memory", David Wong Louie, August 2017.

Leigh Wells, collage art, works on paper, art, contemporary art, female artists, San Francisco artist, abstract art, abstraction, illustration, editorial illustration, Harper's Magazine

Harper's Magazine, "Going to Extremes". Are homicides among the elderly acts of mercy or malice? Ann Neumann, February 2019.

Leigh Wells, collage art, works on paper, art, contemporary art, female artists, San Francisco artist, abstract art, abstraction, illustration, editorial illustration, Harper's Magazine

Harper's Magazine, "Going to Extremes". Are homicides among the elderly acts of mercy or malice? Ann Neumann, February 2019. 

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