Artwork > Object Alchemy

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 that takes 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 though 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.

Smack Dab
35" x 36" x 12"
2017
Full Of It
39" x 9.5" x 21"
2017
In Decent Descent
22" x 12" x 18"
2017
In the NTID Dyer Arts Center, Rochester, NY
Assemblage Sculpture
29" x 44" x 40"
2016
In the NTID Dyer Arts Center, Rochester, NY
Assemblage Sculpture
29" x 44" x 40"
2016
In the NTID Dyer Arts Center, Rochester, NY
Assemblage Sculpture
29" x 44" x 40"
2016
It's A Toss Up
38" x 52" x 20"
2016
Party Animal
42" x 12" x 11"
2016
found object assemblage sculpture art
60" x 37" x 35"
2015
Cut Loose
40" x 20" x 20"
2015
Found object assemblage sculpture evoking the Mesopotamian sea serpent goddess Tiamat.
6" x 12" x 6"
2015
Be Bopper
3" x 13" x 3"
2015
Shoot the Moon
40" x 20" x 20"
2015
Every Witch Way
67" x 16" x 13"
2014
Split the Difference
30.5" x 15" x 15"
2014
Chum
46.5" x 12.5" x 12"
2015
Embody
49.5" x 18" x 15.5"
2015
Head Or Tale
53" x 14" x 14"
2015
Hungover
13" x 15" x 3.5"
2015
Hungover
13" x 15" x 3.5"
2015
Nip It In the Bud
9.5" x 24" x 9.5"
2015
Nip It In the Bud
9.5" x 24" x 9.5"
2015
found object assemblage sculpture at
15" x 50" x 38"
2013
found object assemblage sculpture art
15" x 50" x 38"
2013
Hell In A Basket
13.5" x 7.5" x 7.5"
2015
Your Play
8" x 8" x 2.75"
2014
Your Play
8" x 8" x 2.75"
2014
Tweedle Dee
17" x 8" x 8"
2014
Bumper Crop
20" x 9.5" x 9.5"
2014
Shock 'Til You Drop
19" x 40" x 6.5"
2014
Lee Hoag: art found object assemblage sculpture art
29.5" x 4.75" x 4.75"
2014
Urchin For An Itchin'
6.5" x 6" x 6"
2014
Oculus
9" x 22" x 9"
2014
Oculus
9" x 22" x 9"
2014
Succor
19" x 37" x 21"
2014
Die Rector
5.5" x 44" x 16"
2013
Die Rector
5.5" x 44" x 16"
2013
Art Alchemy Transforms Found Objects Into Assemblage Sculpture Art
36" x 36" x 32"
2013
Dubious
52" x 18" x 18"
2013
Funk Chanel
27" x 33" x 7"
2013
found object assemblage sculpture art
37" x 7" x 7"/38" x 7" x 7"
2013
Socket Toomey
11.25" x 17.75" x 11.25"
2013
Socket Toomey
11.25" x 17.75" x 11.25"
2013
found object assemblage sculpture art
7.5" x 32" x 12"
2013
Devils In the D-tales
5.5" x 23.5" x 5.5"
2013
Prod
49.5" x 15" x 15"
2012
Punctuate
26" x 36" x 15"
2012
Punctuate
26" x 36" x 15"
2012
Punctuate
26" x 36" x 15"
2012
Pop It
17" x 17-3/4" x 17-3/4"
2012
Pop It
17" x 17-3/4" x 17-3/4"
2012
Pipe Down
15" x 60" x 22"
2012
Dream Drill
17" x 34" x 15"
2011
Dream Drill
17" x 34" x 15"
2011
Collector
6" x 41" x 16"
2011
Collector
6" x 41" x 16"
2011
Two-fer
5" x 29" x 33"
2012
Lee Hoag's found object alchemy transforms other purposed functional objects into sculptural forms tapping into the subconscious mind.
26" x 8.5" x 8.5"
2011
Lee Hoag's found object alchemy transforms other purposed functional objects into sculptural forms tapping into the subconscious mind.
26" x 8.5" x 8.5"
2011
Lee Hoag's found object alchemy transforms other purposed functional objects into sculptural forms tapping into the subconscious mind.
8.5" x 26" x 8.5"
2011