While much has been written about Jacqueline Rush Lee’s book art sculpture over the last decade, I am most interested in the artist’s figurative Paintures – acrylic and oil paint skins and scrapings over metal armatures. The Hawaii based artist’s latest series emerged from her 2007 Chromascapes series as “a playful respite from the labour-intensive task of building sculptures out of hundreds of layers of paint”.
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[private_archives]Lee found the Chromascapes an interesting idea to explore, but not particularly satisfying. Perhaps the most important feature of the exploration was that it led her to create horse sculptures that come alive when colorful paint skins are attached to their scrap metal frames.
Jackson’s Other Steed, acrylic, oil paint scrapings over armature, 6′ x 4′ x 7′
Dark Horse with Puddle, acrylic, oil paint scrapings over armature, 7.5′ x 4.5′ x 12′
Dark Horse with Puddle, detail
Painture No. 3, oil, acrylic paint skins on armature, 5.5″ x 8.5″ x 3′
I like to think of them as being like abstract paintings that have jumped off of the canvas to become 3D figurative works……