Jacqueline Rush Lee is a sculptor from Northern Ireland who lives and works in Hawaii. Artist Jacqueline works primarily with re purposed books to construct conceptual sculptures by stacking, sewing, and adhering the pages in unusual forms. She is interested in the aesthetic of books as cultural objects that come with their own histories of use and meaning.
Jacqueline has transformed books into a wide range of unique sculptural forms for eighteen years. By using books and paper as a canvas or building block, she transforms their formal and conceptual arrangement through a variety of practices in which the physicality, and thus the context of the materials have been altered. Remaining open to the physical and metaphorical transformations that occur in her working process, Lee’s residual sculptures or installations emerge as a palimpsest – a document that bears traces of the original text within its framework but possesses a new narrative as a visual document of another time.