After almost a decade working mainly in photography, in 2019 Lea returned to previous loves, drawing and ceramics, and dedicated the next two years to create an entirely new body of work with the three media
Removing people from the subject matter, focusing mostly on landscape and the plants and creatures it contains, enabled Lea to experiment with wide variety of techniques within her known media and try out some new ones such as painting and printmaking.
"I don't know where this new body of work is going yet, which is kind of the point of this two year experiment, to set nothing in stone, to just keep working. All I know so far is I don't want the work to shout things, if it was to say anything, it would possibly be best described as "Shhhhh".
Due for completion late August 2021, the two years has so far contained bushfires, a sudden move from cabin by the beach to a van in the woods, Corona, a first solo road trip, clinical remission of Crohns disease, a cancer scare, and landing in a shack/artstudio hanging out with lyrebirds and wombats. Despite the disruption, by April 2021, Lea had managed to produce a diverse range of work, put together two other exhibitions and provide regularly selling work for a local gallery.
Work on the project is winding up and Lea will soon be seeking a venue to exhibit her first solo show.
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