Walking the coastal path in 2012 Sara Lee made these two small woodcuts with a timeless quality of the Cornish landscape. The grain of the cut blocks brings texture to the weather cast skies. Each is handprinted onto Japanese paper and comes with a copy of her book Sara Lee, Peninsula.
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.