In her first art book, Lea examines her own physicality as a canvas for expression, its curves and musculature in a constant dialogue with colour and light. The twin energies of the masculine and feminine diverge and meld from page to page. Notions of the female gaze blur in and out of focus, as she pushes further and further from the figurative form to create on a purely abstract plane.
The body is layered with symbolism: distorted in chiaroscuro, solarised, fragmented and redrawn in wax crayon. Created through performative exercises of ‘light painting’, Lea’s dark room prints weave in and out of formality: auras pulse around joints and concentric circles or flurries of inverted pyramids denote chakras and energy centres, activating strength and acknowledging fragility all at once.