Thursday, September 17, 2009

jaqueline rush lee

Petrified Book, 8 x 11 x 7, Book of R’s, 2003, 15.5 x 15.5 x 11.5, Anthologia (Devotion Series)(detail), 2008, Used, assembled books, hand-painted, sanded, burnished inks, bookmarks, archival glue, 9 x9 x6, cube, In the Collection of Allan Chasanoff, NY, Unfurled, 6 x 9 x 6
...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....
read her entire statement and see more work here.


  1. OMG. You & I must look at the same art. I just saw this last week! love it.

  2. that's funny isn't it? that happens to me on other people's blogs, too. anyway, i love her work, too!