Thursday 12th April 2012 at 1.00pm
in Grays School of Art room GA48 (photography studio)
Lee Borthwick began producing bespoke wall installations and sculptural pieces from her studio based in south east London in early 2009. Following an MA in constructed textiles it was her aim to develop a practice that allowed her to principally work with organic matter and provide custom made and site specific artworks (interior and exterior) for clients as well as one-off gallery pieces.
The philosophy of her practice is bound in the idea of being low impact wherever possible. She forages for materials; wood is collected from parks, from the forest floor, from gardening and occasionally the sea. Pallets come from local industry and other matter comes from journeys she takes. Like figuring out a jigsaw she finds a place for each piece. Her aesthetic is very pure and controlled but also a little wild, with this she aims to create a breathing space for the viewer, a quiet reflection on another environment, another place.
Lee Borthwick is currently working on her first public installation for Wandsworth Council and is now selling her works through Anthropologie and The Conran Shop.