These multi-levelled silks appliqué abstracts were developed in Thailand (2005-2011) as Leslie was inspired by the rich array and palette of silks available and the impulse to work intuitively with these materials.Though this method is in stark contrast to the prescribed discipline of thangka art, these spontaneous non-conceptual works are inspired by its stylised lines and forms. These floating fluid transparent images are constructed on one, two- even sometimes three -levels exploring interdependence and stillness in motion.

 Leslie's abstracts were developed from the applique thangkas she has been creating over the last 20 years using  the Amdo tre-jar applique technique which she discovered on a trip to Tibet in 1992 and has been the basis of all her artwork since then.