Deanna C. Lee
In my work, I use a process of intuitive, controlled doodling to create line clusters. These clusters grow in an organic fashion and in relationship to my initial and successive lines.
The resulting masses of lines evoke organic forms (like hair, muscles, and fungi), natural systems such as waves and wind currents, geological strata, and topographical maps. To me, the masses convey a range of entities or characters. I think of them as visual metaphors for social relationships and emotional states.
I am inspired by non-Western artparticularly a range of Asian traditional artas well as cartoons and urban graphics.
I develop each image until I feel it has curiosity and tension, when the forms suggest but do not declare their identities or purpose.