Lee M. Hale

Lee M. Hale is attracted to small things, natural or man-made, that are often considered insignificant, disposable, or threatening. The beauty of a thorn may not be obvious, but once it is removed from its natural context, we are forced to acknowledge its graceful shape. A shard of soap is easily dismissed as part of the detritus of everyday life, but once it is transformed into a silver pin, we cannot help but appreciate its sensuous form, one that has been sculpted by water, time, and touch. Her aim is to transform something that might be overlooked or discarded into something that provides joy.