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Lee Waisler lives and works in Palm Springs and Venice, CA.

Studio Contact: leewaisler1@gmail.com

STATEMENT

Inspiration comes from work, the most effective way to find inspiration is by working.

The Artist’s intention/idea of a work takes precedence over the means by which the work is executed.

The varied subject matter of my work issues from reactions that I have to people, events and ideas. With reference to the portraits, I believe that certain individuals have been significant in the development of world culture. Some of those who have advanced social justice are now being diminished or marginalized. I want those people to be remembered.

Over the years, my painting has developed sculptural qualities with the inclusion of dimensional elements such as wood, sand, and glass. These materials themselves have come with strong symbolic associations. Wood is life, a living material. Glass is reflective and introspective. Sand is the ancient symbol of time.

Through the use of these means and others, I wish to create a unique interaction between the viewer and the painting: a kind of confluence resulting in deepening insight via imaginative perception.