Northern Ireland sculptor Jacqueline Rush Lee is best known for her conceptual work with books, paper and paint. She has spent the past sixteen years crafting a meaningful and personal exploration of the book as an art medium and archetypal form. By transforming the book from its everyday nature into an aesthetically pleasing cultural object she highlights the history of not only the object itself but the emotional depth held within.

Using intuition as her guide, Lee utilises a variety of distinct techniques and styles to strip down and reconstruct a book into an entirely new piece of art. By remaining open to the physical transformations the book may take she uncovers metaphorical possibilities not held by the original form. The sculptures and installations that emerge bear traces of the original text while possessing a new narrative of another time and space.

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