Lee Borthwick Wednesday 12 Oct 2011

Exploring the fine balance where man and nature meet, work and battle together is an integral part of Lee's research as an artist.

She builds walls, landscapes, patterns and furniture echoing the geometric patterns and repetition of materials seen in contemporary architecture whilst reflecting on nature's enduring presence in the landscape.

"My processes and decisions arise from a low impact approach. I garden and what I cut down I use to form starting points. I collect nature's debris and the waste materials from local industry. I look to the material and its boundaries to guide the work I produce. My aesthetic is very clean but also raw, with this I aim for my work to create a breathing space for the viewer. I continually experiment with the concept of linking the outside with the inside, bringing one into the other."



designer biog

Lee Borthwick

Lee is an emerging Scottish artist, based in southeast London at Bainbridge Studios. She studied textiles and surface design at Grays School of Art, RGU and then went on to complete an MA in Constructed Textiles, specialising in mixed media at The Royal College of Art. During her earlier studies Lee had a period of living in Finland, which transformed her ethos as an artist. “I drew endless inspiration from the abundant nature, the simple approaches to life, the values, the light and architecture. I continue to reflect and research on these values and utilise them in the work I produce today”.