Instigated by imagination, art is a work of magic —between the artist and the artwork, between the artwork and the viewer. Elicited from unconscious mind —myth, magic, and mirth are essential elements coloring and texturing the psychological tone imbued in these surreal, often whimsical forms. There is an unseen sinuous path to take the viewer back and forth the familiar and the absurd, engaging attention at both conscious and subconscious levels.

Crafted together from a collection of disparate object parts, combined as components for new amalgam forms, the objects are collectively reshaped in physicality and assigned meaning through a transformative process, object alchemy. With meaning recast, innuendo permitted, they transcend what is utilitarian, mundane and the merely decorative. They become evocations of subconscious expression, catalysts of imagination —for me, as well as the viewer— with potential to lure interaction. While shaped by the hand of my personal aesthetic intention, they are marked in some way by the viewer's own encounter, response, and interpretations —changed.

Lee Hoag