Lee Walter's Artist Statement for 'Interpretive Identity'

The quintessence of our being can in part be defined by our experiences. Like breathing in and out, an automatic transaction takes place, a moment becomes part of what defines us and we search our experiences to find meaning and a greater understanding of self.

 Lee Walter  Briar Rose , 2017, C type print on acrylic mount, 90 x 60cm 

Lee Walter Briar Rose, 2017, C type print on acrylic mount, 90 x 60cm 

My work as part of Interpretive Identity, an exhibition held in collaboration with emerging artist Tracy Lymn, explores the complex and conflicting field of emotions that can manifest in motherhood. The development of the series took on a cathartic process, creating conceptual portraiture and still life photographs. The works are heavily laced with symbolism and Influenced from 17th century Dutch paintings. Intensely personal feelings of anxiety, love and the grief of miscarriage are exhibited for all to see. When placed next to Lymn’s Portraiture who explores her own experiences with Identity and mental health, Interpretive Identity sets out in creating a didactic experience for the audience to connect and engage with.

 Tracy Lymn,  Nocturnal Visitor,  2016, C type print on Acrylic mount, 90 x 60 cm 

Tracy Lymn, Nocturnal Visitor, 2016, C type print on Acrylic mount, 90 x 60 cm 

We would like to acknowledge and thank the Helpmann Academy for believing in our work and supporting us for this exhibition

'Interpretive Identity' opens on the 4th of August at Two-Bit Villains in Adelaide Arcade from 6-8:30pm. This exhibition will run until the 29th of August. 

Artist Websites:
Lee Walter: https://www.salafestival.com/program/1185/ 
Tracy Lymn: www.tracylymn.com