Consuming Plastic

Banana Farm – West Indies
Lee Lee: portrait of a Mayan woman drinking coke in Guatemala
Refreshment – Guatemala
Honolulu street scene painting by Lee Lee
Construction zone in Honolulu
painting of a floating toyshop by Lee Lee
Floating toyshop on the Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Consuming Plastic painting of Greek Fishing boats
Fishing boats in Greece
Painting of a dugout canoe in the Okavango Delta by Lee Lee
Dugout canoe in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
Painting of a street scene in Dlehi, India
Street at night, Delhi, India
Portrait of wool vendor, La Paz, Bolivia by Lee Lee
Wool Stand in La Paz, Bolivia
Painting of a lakefront village, Cambodia by Lee Lee
Lakeside village, Cambodia
Painting of Kenyan students by Lee Lee
After School in Kenya
Painting of rituals held along the Ganga, Varanasi
Ritual along the Ganga, Varanasi, India


Painting of Kenyan students by Lee Lee
After School in Kenya | oil on foamcore with plastic .debris. inlay
A grandmother floats through a crowd of school children towards a pair of traditionally clad young hunters.

As a gift upon graduating high school, I was sent to Kenya on an Ouward Bound course to climb Mt Kilimanjaro. An extraordinary climb to the top of Africa, we had the opportunity to ascend on the Tanzanian side of the mountain, where we had the landscape to ourselves. Part of the journey included a visit to a Masai village, where I found and painted this pair of traditionally dressed tribal members in the company of Kenyan students in modern dress. Appearing ghost-like, as if fading into the background, the works question the stability of the nomadic cultures that call the Savannah home.

Oil painting of a Masai mother and child by Lee Lee
Oil painting of Masai Warrior in Kenya by Lee Lee