We asked Lee to write a statement/paragraph about his upcoming show this Friday night.
A Short Statement / Memory For The Exhibition Objects From Places We’ve Never Been Before:
When I was very young, probably about 7 years of age, I was walking with my uncle along a pavement road in the California Mountains. We were returning from somewhere, I think. Off the left side of the road was a very steep downgrade filled with Redwood trees, pinecones, and bushes. It seemed untouched.
We kept walking and I kept looking. Wondering. I wanted to go down there. We kept walking.
Finally, I stopped and told my uncle my idea. “Lets hike down that mountainside?” He pointed into the woods and responded, “Do you see that tree? First, you hike down there, touch that tree and hike back up.” I saw the tree. It was not very far, but far enough.
Minutes later I returned up the mountainside to the paved road. Slightly out of breath. Exhilarated. My uncle responded, “Ok, now go touch that same tree one more time.”