Lee Price Lisa In Tub With Chocolate Cake 44" x 60", oil on linen 2009
Lee Price Cocoa Puffs 44" x 62", oil on linen 2009
Lee Price has been painting women and food for over twenty years. She says that she is interested in the struggle women have between their body image and their secret compulsions. She identifies these women in bathtubs as all being her, in a secret place, and indulging. The bird's eye view is used to convey that Price is compulsively stuffing herself but at the same time hovering overhead, considering her situation.
To have a secret shame is not a rarity, but to hover over the shame and paint it with such an intense focus is just a bit...shocking.
I don’t believe there is much of a difference between the conceptual, the abstract, and the figurative. They are different modes of communication, but in the end you
get to the same place.