Drawing, Sculpture

Roberts, Lee

About the artist
My work is very much about transformation. Depictions are focused primarily on the animal condition and are often articulated through use of biological and industrial repurposed materials like conveyor belting, skulls, bicycle inner tubes, surgical blades, flooring, re-bar tie wire etc. Many of the materials are free and would otherwise be bio-waste or industrial landfill. The aim is to transform seemingly useless items into intriguing, enquiry driven and ultimately treasured items that resist time. Works are observational, conceptual and sometimes unconsciously mythological. Prying into the emotional, and sharing our investigatory, sensory and sometimes awkward selves. The results often lead through the subject matter, then executed through tactile use of materials. Minimalist contemporary expression is mostly preferred. Sculptural works of biological and industrial exploration agrees with the interest in the evolving relationship of nature to industrialized development. Implemented process’s of materials are mostly hand crafted which is equated to being an innate and inherited gift from generations of family fashion tailoring. Very interested in birds, an ornithologist from the age of 12 and a drawing of an Osprey granting entry to art college at 15. Studied fine arts & design, left with a first class honors degree. Many works message through bird forms, with a particular focus and study in the Raven, Corvus Corax.
Map Code: E3
1338 Franklin St
Vancouver , BC
Studio #1338 Franklin Street, Vancouver, BC V5L 1N9