Artwork > Object Alchemy

My sculptures are assembled constructions. They are made mostly from manufactured objects collected for their material makeup of wood, ceramic, metal, rubber or plastic, as well as their color, texture and shape. As I place different objects beside or on top of another, new forms and relationships become apparent to me. Guided by a developed intuition, allowing for the element of chance and tapping into my subconscious musings, the ideas begin to emerge.

My process is a transformative one. It takes the familiar assigned vocabulary of our shared language, which once labeled these objects for their previous intended purposes, and turns it into something else. As an amalgam of previously unrelated objects, alternative associations come to mind. The transformation is a metaphysical change akin to alchemy, a practice that informs my work. By converting everyday objects and the words used to define them, their former individuality becomes all together something new and previously unimagined.

These new object fusions insist that the viewer venture past the mere mechanics of looking, and be enabled to see. This is much different and goes deeper below the surface. Instigated by imagination, art is a work of magic between the artist and the artwork, between the artwork and the viewer. Therein transforms the seer. The new object-forms elicit this seeing and the ensuing self-metamorphosis it triggers, mine and yours. While shaped by the hand of my personal aesthetic, they are left marked in some way by the viewer's own encounter, response and interpretations—changed.

Fat Chance
26" x 17" x 14"
2018
Spot On
6.5" X 25" X 11"
2018
Ride It Out
22.5" X 15" X 16"
2018
Fallout
30" X 29" X 24"
2018
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
What A Blast
29" x 44" x 40"
2016
In the NTID Dyer Arts Center, Rochester, NY
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"
2014
found object assemblage sculpture art
15" x 50" x 38"
2014
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