Lee McKenna

In each issue of Flow Magazine, we ask three creative people: What are you up to? In Issue 16, one of them is Lee McKenna, an artist that lives in Melbourne, Australia. You can read a snippet of the article below.

What kind of art do you make?
I like many forms of art making—painting, print making, mixed media—but the thing I am mostly known for is collaging. My collage technique is simple and old-fashioned: I cut stuff up and glue it down. Sometimes I don’t even cut the paper; I just make layers and glue parts of them down, often with the edges still raised. I rearrange the pieces a lot before I glue a work, and sometimes I pull parts off or cover others over. Nothing is sacred or too precious. I like to maintain a sense of play when I am working: it keeps me open to unexpected outcomes and often the ‘mistake’ ends up being the thing I Iike the most about a piece.

  • You can read the interview in issue 16, which is available in our shop.
  • Do you want to see more of Lee? Take a look at her blog.

Text Jeannette Jonker