Plaster, beachcombed objects
ca 22 x 27 x 4 cm
about this work
For a few years, Hannah Lees has been working on an ongoing series entitled Tablets. These plaster tablets comprise beachcombed findings from riverbanks and various beaches from around the world.
For artlead, Lees made a special series of tablets. She walked the beaches around her hometown Margate for a year and gathered objects in the sand and between the pebbles. These walks for beachcombed findings resulted in 12 tablets – one for each month. Every tablet brings together objects she found in one specific month, cast in plaster. In some tablets, the plaster is coloured with natural dyes to reflect the changing light in those months.
about Hannah Lees
The work of Hannah Lees investigates the idea of cycles, how things come to an end and as such carry the potential for form new beginnings. Lees finds, gathers and reworks materials and objects to explore how ideas and beliefs can live, die and be reborn across times and cultures. Her work alternates between exploring circularity and linearity – sometimes tracking modulating self-sustaining systems, at other times following a process by which an object is permanently transformed.
Lees’ practice is particularly concerned with activating the affective potential of objects, often finding resonance amongst material remains such as beach combed souvenirs, the detritus of living things, and objects that have faded into obsolescencmore...