Catherine Lees

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I am a contemporary textile and mixed media artist whose work reflects a lifelong interest in the expression of ideas through creativity and design.

The tactile quality of textile art inspires me, especially when combined with non-traditional materials such as metal, metallic threads and fabrics, and organic materials – and how each evokes different emotional responses.

I also appreciate the contradiction between textile delicacy and strength, and enjoy exploring how these materials can be formed into both structured and also more fluid artistic pieces that reflect modern simplicity and abstract sensations through concepts of interest.

Frequently my work also explores the building blocks of life and celebrates the tiny details that together combine to provide meaning in our everyday lives.

Apart from growing up in Sydney, I have also been fortunate to live in the United States, United Kingdom and Hong Kong and be inspired by these international arts communities.

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