Concept/Word/Image
y MA essay covered conceptualism, craft, feminism and graphic novels, linking these through similarities within oppositional pairings. Where do I go now, though?

Concept/Word/Image: A few years ago, I wrote an essay entitled “The Thought That Counts”, on hierarchical dualisms within academic and non-academic modes of thought. In it, I tried to address all manner of subjects including conceptualism, craft, feminism and graphic novels, linking these through similarities within oppositional pairings. The sprawling project did earn me my […]

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Print or Drawing?
Exotic (1/12) by Lee Devonish. Click on the picture to read more about this print and others in its edition.

Print/Drawing – My text-based paintings are the result of thinking about trying not to think too hard. It’s nearly impossible for me. Process There’s an element of relaxation in the process of abandoning total control of the paint and letting it do its thing, but even this is not really complete; the process is managed […]

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Burnout
Do you get stuck in a cycle of creating overwhelm in your life? Here's my story of facing burnout and getting past it.

Burnout. Give me something I love, and I’ll find a way to make myself hate it. I don’t mean people or even objects; I mean things I do. Let me get a whiff of being good at something, and I’ll want to be the best – or at least the best I can be. The cycle. The harder […]

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Need To Earn: A Basic Income Artwork
Need To Earn. Watercolour and acrylic on wood object by Lee Devonish, 2016

An unexpected commission… A colleague of mine gave me a little man and asked me to do something with him… something reflecting my personality.   What? Well, that automatically threw me into a tailspin – I couldn’t imagine what I was going to do, since I couldn’t even figure out what I was supposed to […]

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Postparoxysmal 1
Postparoxysmal 1 - watercolour on paper painting by Lee Devonish, 2014

Postparoxysmal 1 As its name suggests, this piece was the product of the aftermath of a fight.   The story Not long married, my husband and I had – to put it mildly – a bit of an explosive disagreement, which fortunately was resolved before too long. It made a longer lasting mark on his already […]

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