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18 May 7

Book sculptures by Jacqueline Rush Lee

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We have seen Alexander Korzer-Robinson’s amazing work with books. Here comes Jacqueline Rush Lee who is deeply inspired by the materials, colors and forms in her everyday environment.

Jacqueline Rush Lee

CUBE / In the Collection of Allan Chasanoff, NY

For almost a decade I have found myself drawn to the intimate, tactile, and symbolic qualities of used books. I am interested in how these recycled books come with their own histories of use and meaning and how they serve as potent vehicles of expression. With the idea of working with them as my canvas or building block, I transform the books into sculptures that explore and redefine the book as familiar object, medium, and archetypal form. By scrambling the formal arrangement of the book and transposing its material and conceptual qualities, I aim to create evocative art forms that suggest an alternative narrative.

Jacqueline Rush Lee

Flutter (Devotion Series) 2008 H3.5” x W6”x D5” Used Book, Hand-Painted Ink

Jacqueline Rush Lee

Flutter and Anthologia details

Jacqueline Rush Lee

Anthologia (Devotion Series) 2008 H9 xW9 xD6 inches. Used, assembled books, hand-painted, sanded, burnished inks, bookmarks, archival glue

Jacqueline Rush Lee

Book of R’s 2003 H15.5

Jacqueline Rush Lee

Unfurled (Devotion Series) 2008 and Peacock (Devotion Series) 2008

7 thoughts to “Book sculptures by Jacqueline Rush Lee”

  1. BebopDesigner

    May 19, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Absolutely amazing! So beautiful, so creative. Love it! thanks for sharing

  2. Nuria Sancho

    May 19, 2010 at 11:42 am

    beautifull!!! great ideas!!! congratulations!!!

  3. Sosyal Medya

    June 9, 2010 at 9:14 am

    I really like those sculptures, thanks for sharing!

  4. zobia yaqoob

    June 22, 2010 at 10:59 am

    its soo beautiful , not just the sculptures ,but also the idea behind it ,,,, i am spellbound ….

  5. leonnie

    October 3, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    brill!!! love this work hun

  6. srikanth

    November 24, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    wow real talent wins always

    good stuff

  7. Kater Bean

    September 21, 2013 at 3:35 am

    Jacky, jackie, Jacqui i knew you wd be showing up in a book. i was in a very curio shop today in California and found the publication “art made from books” and searched until i found you. i see the museum has acquired some of your work. about time, dahlink. Congratulations my dear.
    please if you have a moment tell me how things really are and what you are up to. I tried to call yr kaneohe number a year or two back, but it was disconnected.
    Meanwhile I have been building a living compound in the highlands of Central America for 7 years, and planting like crazy for subsistence and diversity……got a bit sidetracked by a new adventure, but never forgot the fun we had installing your grad shows.
    please drop me a line sweetheart
    and say hello to Matthieu for me.
    kate bean

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