Distant Domain is a new print that references the early morning sky and compelling yet illusive line of horizon. At a time when our connection with the outside world has been both confined and yet has held a particular poignancy, this new image invites the viewer to pause and contemplate the importance of the land and our profound emotional and physical relationship with it – especially at this time of ominous personal and environmental change.
It is hand-printed using gouache and is made using techniques borrowed from the Japanese woodblock tradition.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sara Lee’s images are a response to the ephemeral nature of landscape and our profound relationship with it. The expanse of the landscape has no bearing to assess distance. Each is a desert of infinity where one is pulled into the nuance of surface.
Lee predominantly works with drawing and print, including pastel and woodblock in the ukiyo-e tradition. Her practice involves working from site-specific landscapes, followed by extended studio-based work.
Selected Collections UK; Victoria and Albert Museum, London: Golder-Thompson Collection;Swindon Museum and Gallery Collection; Otter Gallery, University of Chichester Collection; Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, International: United Thrapeutics Art Collection, USA; Tarma Univ. Collection, Tokyo, Japan.
Born in Wales in 1956, Sara Lee studied Fine Art at Ravensbourne and Print at Central School of Art. She lives and works in London. She was co- founder of Print Centre Publications, working alongside master printmaker Hugh Stoneman on projects by seminal British artists including Terry Frost, Ian McKeever and Eileen Cooper. She continues to work with Cooper through the imprint Blackbird Editions.