In this episode, renowned sculptor Billy Lee talks about his Chinese heritage and family background in South Africa, how his interest in sculpture began, the influences on his early work and how his ideas changed following a trip to Japan, making abstract work in China, and his philosophy for teaching sculpture.
Billy Lee talking with Bob Chaundy
Accompanying images on consideringart.com
Bird and Flower Conversation
Reach for the Sky
All images are © Billy Lee
You can see more of Billy’s images on his website
Music: Ibiza by MBB | https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial
Quirky work; amix of Oldenburg, Damian Hurst, and Dali.
Nice works and thanks for the teaching you provided in China.
I learned a lot of Billy’s academic and professional career when we worked together at UNC-G, but not of is childhood and family roots in South Africa and then the move to the UK. Very interesting and touching description on the part of BIlly.
Yes, he was very good on his background, and thanks for supplying me with a question, Martin!