Work Statement

My mixed-media assemblage sculptures draw on the limitless capacity of ordinary objects for the poetic.

My work is about transformation. As I arrange objects together, at some point they go off script and become something unexpected. They visually meld and take shape into novel forms — unbound from utility.

Using household and industrial objects, both common and unusual, my work explores this conceptual pliability. Glass, wood, plastic, rubber, fur, metal and ceramic objects serve as my primary media.

Diverse objects, when combined, play off each other. I exploit their shapes, colors, textures and material qualities to flesh out my sculptures. Key to pulling this off is the hidden internal engineering required to hold it all together, while leveraging balance and counterbalance.

These distinctive sculptures can evoke a variety of associations as unique as the viewer. My intention is to engage their own cultivated power to invent and construct narratives for what they see and form connections with.

— Lee Hoag

Work Statement