Leaf McCrum first became known for his performance and virtual world art in the 1990’s at the ACTLab using experimental virtual reality computers developed by the Sony Corporation. Since then, his work has developed in the direction of audio-visual installations all the while continuing to express himself through traditional mediums such as acrylic on canvas as well as less traditional human centered projects using human computer interaction.  Some of his work is archived in ARS Electronica in Linz,Austria and The University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.  His work is influenced by his time spent under the direction of performance artist, academic, and theorist, Sandy Stone who worked with Consciousness Theorist Donna Haraway and Distinguished Professor Angela Davis who lectures on consciousness. Leaf’s major themes are consciousness raising and expansion.