Expat Or Immigrant
Expat or immigrant? Artworks by Lee Devonish that look at the difference these words can make.

Expat or immigrant? Both are the same, of course, and I am both at once… but which word do you choose, and for whom? Your dominant affiliation will answer – how you see yourself and your authority in the world, and the authority of your country of origin vs the country you go to. However, the history […]

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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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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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