woodwork by Aleksandra Zee
“The colors and textiles of the desert truly inspire my soul. I find myself gravitating to natural color hues and designs that I have brought back with me from antique Native American textiles that I fell madly in love with.”
Originally from Los Angeles, woodworker and beauty Aleksandra Zee currently lifes and works in San Francisco. She creates amazing three-dimensional objects from found and re-purposed materials and situates them in site specific installations. Ranging in scale from small interventions to whole room distortions, she strives to transform the viewer’s perception of the space. Zee is interested in the transcendence of the harsh, broken, or discarded materials into objects of soft whimsy. In much the same way, Zee wants the viewer to pause and lose themselves in the altered environment.
“That is what I love most about what I do: I disappear into my craft.
I believe in being present and letting the work and pattern and color flow out in front of me. I go in with an idea and let the rest come naturally.”