Desarae Lee Illustration ~ Prints and Drawings

Salt Lake, Utah · 155 Sales


Desarae Lee Illustration ~ Prints and Drawings

Salt Lake, Utah 155 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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*I will be out of my studio to participate in Renegade London from Nov. 2 - Nov. 18th. Any orders placed during this time will be shipped as soon as I return.*

It is hard to put your inspiration into words when you yourself do not even know where it comes from. Mormons call it the Spirit, Romantic poets called it the “divine winds,” Freud called it the subconscious, but anyone who’s ever been touched by it knows that there really are no words for it. Rather than look for inspiration, I look for avenues through which I can connect to that it; things that remind me of lives I may have lived or people I may have been. Most reliably, I find that connection through things like taxidermied animals, traveling carnivals, and vintage photographs from the turn of the century.

My work is largely based on narrative. Each piece is a short story told through various subconscious symbols, some more obvious than others. A lot of the thematic elements in my illustrations come from personal experience but I try not to make a conscious connection until the piece is complete, otherwise I find myself forcing the drawing and it becomes difficult to find the inspirational space for it to fully develop.

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    Desarae is an illustrator/photographer living in Salt Lake City, UT.

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Last updated on March 22, 2011

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