The Artist and Poet known as Wonder Lee
Wonder Lee is a self-taught green assemblage artist, poet, and teacher based in New York City's borough of The Bronx. Her artistic philosophy focuses on using found and donated objects. An extraordinary re-imagining and unique vision allow her to create eclectic, retro-inspired mixed media works with an urban flavor, comprised of ‘45s, cassettes, cassette covers, turntables, doors, glass, plastics, frames, metal, and just about any treasure - formerly known as someone else’s trash - that she can get her hands on! Wonder Lee teaches a mixed media art workshop at The Children's Aid Society's Next Generation Center in the Bronx and her work has reached the cells of Rikers Island for Voices Unbroken, where she became a teaching artist and helped to facilitate poetry workshops with teenage inmates. Wonder Lee is also an Executive Board member of the NYC LGBTQS Chamber of Commerce, helping to empower our youth, our community, and small minority owned businesses.
In 2010, Wonder began daily inspired haikus as a way to encourage others to have a positive outlook on life. In July, 2011 she published her first poetry book titled “Maxed Out,” a story of heartbreak, self reflection, and introspection chronicling the conflict of intuition brought upon by an untouchable female muse. Using her inner voice, she finds lessons of love, friendship, misunderstanding, and eventually, acceptance. “Maxed Out” is available for purchase on (website hidden)
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With each haiku and recycled work of art, Wonder Lee aims to inspire a positive social conscience, and encourages all to use what they have, be less wasteful, and leave a better eco-footprint. Find Wonder at local poetry readings, showcasing her art, environmental events, and many networking engagements throughout New York City.
Wonder also creates an originally designed line of bow ties handcrafted with both reused and new Lego bricks, and beautifully hand sewn, fashionable bow ties made of gently used t-shirts, denim and various materials. To see her latest lineup and to place an order, just send an email to: (email hidden)
Whether you've seen and/or purchased her art, you've been a part of Wonder's eco-ethics -her knack for saving the planet by creating new out of old is just the beginning. Wonder has a re-purposed furniture line in the works, thoughtfully designed with sustainability in mind.
Stayed tuned for Wonder Lee's new book, 17 Syllables of Wonder, a compilation of her inspirational Haikus of the Day.
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