Lee Piechocki

Region: Midwest

My work is an index of the weird experiences I have and the mysterious and mundane objects that surround me. I have developed a ragtag lexicon that includes candy canes, black cats, shadows, windows, skulls, beach balls, and extension cords—characters populating a tableau, often a reflection of my studio. The objects in these scenes that are void of humans take on anthropomorphic qualities tinged with dark humor. There is always a good mix of fact and fiction, of confession and deception, of the personal and the universal, of the premeditated and the accidental.