Julie Lee – In the Silence
Julie Lee’s work is heavily influenced by the Lincolnshire landscape in which she lives, walks and travels through daily. Although on the surface it is very unremarkable, and one may walk through fields for miles without seeing another person, the stillness and remoteness instils Julie’s imagery with often apparent minimalist surface beneath which lie just-glimpsed layers.
I am interested in land, place and memory. Land as not only what we see but what it has seen. Layers of history. Traces of time. Place itself may be singular but may be composed of many places. Elements remembered from different points in time or snippets along a journey that create a whole. Process is central to my work. Actual time and perceived time.The physicality of scraping, scratching and layering. The emergence of something. A finding.
"We long for place; but place itself longs". Anne Michaels, Fugitive Pieces