My practice with assemblage sculpture expands traditional ideas rooted in art history. It’s informed by mythology and ritual, with a multi-layering of aesthetic, linguistic and psychological elements. Through fetishized forms, I explore themes of sexuality and duality, transformation and individuation embodied in the archetypal animus/anima—the force that animates.

While tapping my subconscious, the ideas emerge from a trial process guided intuitively with allowance for chance and the unexpected—keen to the unpredicted potential existing among objects. My transformative process converts ordinary objects and the words used to define them to become altogether something new and unimagined—biomorphic and mechanical.

Lee Hoag

"Gnome Alone" (2019) — John Dash Collection