Wanderings

Wanderings is a series of works that adds a more sculptural aesthetic to Lee’s signature mirror tapestries, using unusual yet dramatic branches which had lain unused in the studio for years, waiting for inspiration to strike.

First creation:

2019

Wanderings

Wanderings is a series of works that adds a more sculptural aesthetic to Lee’s signature mirror tapestries, using unusual yet dramatic branches which had lain unused in the studio for years, waiting for inspiration to strike.

First creation:

2019

Wandering I uses a stunning horseshoe-shaped piece of driftwood, recovered eight years earlier from Cocklawburn Beach in Northumberland – a favourite family haunt – whose warped shape appears as a crashing wave once mounted on a wall.

Its sister piece similarly uses a warped branch, believed to be blackthorn wood, which might have been discarded as unusable in a standard tapestry, yet by following the irregular contours of the branch when mounting the mirrored branch segments, a piece with more dramatic flair is revealed, capturing light from unusual angles and perspectives.

Both pieces were created as examples of dramatic statement works, suitable for lobby areas or home  reception rooms, and originally unveiled at the ICFF exhibition in New York City in 2019.

Commission type:

Artist’s own

Photography:

Matthew Booth

Wandering II