Other People’s Hair
What is it about other people's hair? The grass is always greener and the hair is always better on the other side.

“I like other people’s hair better than mine.” Isn’t it always the way? What’s the weird compulsion to straighten our hair when it’s curly, or curl it when it’s straight? A lot of the time we’re fighting against our genetic nature: striving to differentiate ourselves from our immediate peers. We put on a style to […]

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Perspective
Perspective, graphite on paper, by Lee Devonish. Click on the picture to read more about the story behind this drawing.

Perspective Graphite on paper, 2011 I’ve always been attached to my artworks – I don’t churn them out, and I feel a strong sense of reluctance when it comes to selling them. There are a few that I’ll never sell though, and Perspective is one of them. Drawing children Children grow and change so quickly, […]

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Don’t buy. 

Perhaps the most exciting thing about using a print-on-demand service to distribute my work is seeing what it’s applied to in actuality. ​I love that someone chose this for a laptop skin. I love the curious crossover of selling non-consumerist consumables. I also like being ignored, it seems.   The simple message Each one of us […]

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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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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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