Lee Nowell-Wilson, Can I Sit Here? - Original Drawing
Can I Sit Here?
24 x 18 inches
Graphite and charcoal on paper
"Lee Nowell-Wilson is a figurative artist who builds autobiographical narratives that investigate the emotional and ambivalent undertones within birth, domestic labor, and human relationship. Through using the female body and maternal subject, Nowell-Wilson illuminates a detail of life that is extremely personal, yet universal. She predominantly executes this in an ironic way by using mundane objects (blankets, dishes, pillows, toys) to express complex human tendencies and emotions. Those ordinary household items create forms that become a secondary subject in-and-of-themselves and interact with Nowell-Wilson’s figures on an interpersonal level. A tight turtleneck becomes a close partner in conversation. The womb of blankets upon one’s head becomes the hand that steals identity, while simultaneously creating a self-birthing place and points to a labor worth crowning."
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