Kassandra Leiva, Essex, CT Member Since November 2014 Artist Statement There is something about this big vast world that invites countless ways of understanding and seeing it, of measuring its beauty. For me, I've found my niche in the visual arts and architecture. Whether it's painting in acrylics, portraying a surreal rendition of a landscape, woodcarving two branches into a bow and arrow, or water-coloring a beautiful building. Appreciating the world around me is my favorite pastime, but also my philosophy for life. My name is a Kassandra Leiva and I am a Cuban American living in the Northeast. I received my B.A. in Architecture at Princeton University and am pursuing my Masters in Architecture at Yale University, but most importantly I am a humble student of the world around us.