Patricia Lee

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The Owl and the Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat

This two-metre long mosaic was commissioned by Friends of St Annes Library to celebrate the bicentiennial of the famous poet and illustrator Edward Lear.

The mosaic is the focal point for the library's garden.

The rich blue sky with twinkling silver stars was inspired by the Byzantine mosaics of Ravenna.


Vitreous glass.

Introduction

Statement

I believe that art should reach people in all walks of life, on the street, in our places of work, in our everyday lives, to change and enhance our environment.

I have a passion to create and a love of symbolism – to be able to create without words. Mosaic is a labour of love – breaking up the materials and piecing them together in a way that expresses an image I have in my mind is immensely satisfying whilst at the same time exasperating.

I aim to create a fluidity in my work that will lead the eye on a journey of delight into another realm. My soul speaks through colour, texture and movement. My goal is to offer joy the viewer.

Biography

 

From her Salford roots, Patricia Lee went on to study Graphic Design in Blackpool before gaining a First Class Honours Degree in Design and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University. Now working from her studio in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, she creates unique and beautiful, indoor and outdoor artworks using glass mosaic.

Patricia has a long experience of inspiring others through art. She works in schools across the North West and with local community groups including work for the prison service, the Christie Hospital, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Knowsley NHS Trust and social services.

In recent years Patricia has worked on a range of high-profile community art projects including Go Superlambananas for Liverpool’s Capital of Culture and Our City for the Museum of Liverpool, for which she teamed up with CITV Art Attack’s Neil Buchanan. Her 'Mandy Mandalasuperlambanana' was originally created as a symbol of peace, hope and unity for the communities of Liverpool 8, initially taking up residence on Princes Boulevard in Toxteth. Mandy went on to sell at auction for £25,000 to TV Producer Phil Redmond and is now housed in the Museum of Liverpool on Albert Dock.

Patricia’s work has been featured on the BBC Culture Show and Video Nation. Her success has firmly established her as one of the North West’s leading contemporary glass and mosaic artists.

 

“Having spent time working on a broad range of community art projects I have grown to appreciate that it’s not just about creating something to decorate a space. It’s about bringing people together and involving communities to create something that will instil a sense of belonging – a sense of place.

Creativity offers many benefits to people of all ages and social circumstances, whether that’s through being involved in the creation of a beautiful and meaningful piece of art, or engaging with art as a viewer.”