Lee Altman displays the almost miraculous changes of character that can be wrought by variations in hue... – Alfred Frankenstein

My work is about discovering processes in materials and finding metaphorical themes.

The series of print Improvisations have evolved out of my collection of found-object plates and blocks, which are printed
by hand and with an etching press.

The 20 Books Series resulted from having worked in 20 books over a two year period, in the mornings as a quick warm-up of brush strokes and washes. The range of books included the History of Japanese Painting, children's books, ledgers of numbers, foreign languages and geometry textbooks. The pages were collaged together into different combinations and painted on with acrylic and ink.

Keys can both open and close. The wooden keys which I used to print and paint with on paper and canvas originated from thrift stores, and were once used in kitchens to hang metal house
keys on.

The Threshold Series are improvised from the paper bases that
I work on when making images with found objects.

The circles, triangles and grids come to the studio as discarded cultural objects, mostly children's toys.

Acrobats are most often literal self-portraits.

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Lee Michael Altman

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