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4210 Ave D

Lee Edwards

Painting and Sculpture
Burst
Burst

2021, Wood, 3 x 3 x 1 5/8 ft.

$2,500

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Martyr
Martyr

2021, Wood, railroad spikes, 60 x 18 x 18 in.

$5,000

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Maw
Maw

2021, Wood, rope, railroad spikes, 48 x 18 x 18 in.

$4,000

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Escape
Escape

2021, welded steel, 3.5' x 18" x 2.5' in.

$2,000

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Virus
Virus

2021, Wood, 3.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 ft.

$3,000

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Shout
Shout

2021, Wood, nails, 18 x 12 x 12 in.

$2,000

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Burst
Burst

2021, Wood, 3 x 3 x 1 5/8 ft.

$2,500

Available in-studio and in online shop

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Lee Edwards

About the Artist

Lee Edwards is an artist and practicing psychologist in Austin, Texas. He is a self-taught artist and has been making two- and three-dimensional artwork since 1990. He has been represented in Austin by Wally Workman Gallery in both solo and group exhibitions. His artwork has been exhibited at the Martin Museum on the Baylor University campus, and his collages and sculpture have been exhibited in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017 2020 at The People’s Gallery at Austin City Hall. He lives with his family in Austin, Texas.

Artist Statement

I have always drawn, ever since I was a child. Making art is part of my heritage; my grandmother was a well-known Ecuadorian sculptor. But in college and graduate school I studied psychology. Around 1990, I taught myself to sculpt and paint by following the styles of classic modernists and Ecuadorean artists. Using a brush and palette knife, I made thickly painted, figurative two-dimensional works. With wood and chisel I experimented with sculpture. Sometime around 2000, I began to discover artists like Jasper Johns, Joseph Cornell, Robert Rauschenberg and Cy Twombly, among others. I developed a fondness for sculptures and collages culled from scraps and found materials. My most creative moments emerge from interactions with materials. Ideas seem to bounce from the shapes, textures, and colors of the aged and found items I prefer. Ecology has become an important facet of my work. I like to think of using found or “at hand” materials as creative recycling, with the subtext that there is beauty and usefulness to be found in almost any object or material. I find works of blended media to be especially lively. There is a synergy in such work that invites the eye to dance from facet to facet, texture to color, shape to material, detail to gestalt, and so on. The dancing eye mimics the activity of REM sleep, an active mental state in which the dreamer (viewer) experiences a stream of thoughts and feelings. I would like the viewing experience to emulate that state, to be a resonant emotional encounter, with any attendant meaning or interpretation emerging spontaneously.

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