Under - Art, Inspiration
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.
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.
Flutter (Devotion Series) 2008 H3.5” x W6”x D5” Used Book, Hand-Painted Ink
Flutter and Anthologia details
Anthologia (Devotion Series) 2008 H9 xW9 xD6 inches. Used, assembled books, hand-painted, sanded, burnished inks, bookmarks, archival glue
Book of R’s 2003 H15.5
Unfurled (Devotion Series) 2008 and Peacock (Devotion Series) 2008