POWERS OF TEN
- SCALE-TRAVELING in IMAGINED WORLDS
Brad O’Sullivan, Designer, Printer & Proprietor of "Smokeproof Press”
“Pattie Lee Becker is, in my experience, a dream collaborator. She embodies that perfect tension between imaginative possibility and practical limitation that ensure projects explore and push the edges of expectation. At the same time, Pattie Lee is responsive and adaptable. My favorite moments in our series of collaborations have been when she’s taken an idea of mine and then devised a hybrid solution that, ultimately, incorporates and forwards the larger thematic idea of our collective work. Pattie Lee is adept at composing voices and ideas into digestible units of imaginative fodder, her creative energy is formidable, and I can imagine no better person with whom to engage on a project.”
- Darrin Alfred, Associate Curator of Architecture Design and Graphics, Denver Art Museum
“Pattie Lee Becker’s artistic process is a vigorous craft that involves assembling a variety of constituent elements into forms that can be read superficially, enjoyed as abstract compositions, or mined for deeper associations. In 2013, I had the pleasure of inviting Pattie Lee to participate in Design After Dark, an annual fundraiser benefiting the Department of Architecture, Design & Graphics at the Denver Art Museum. Undertaken with the same attention to craft and curiosity as other examples of her drawings and sculptures, Pattie Lee thoughtfully interpreted the theme of “cast” in a series of over-sized fishing lures. The five brightly patterned soft sculptures titled “Lures” combined elements of her previous works with randomly collected ones in imaginative ways. The results sparked curiosity and delight in the minds of both our guests and her fellow participants.”
- David Dadone, Executive Director & Chief Curator, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
I have had the pleasure of working with Pattie Lee Becker on her exhibition Ropes for Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) in 2010 and on several museum programs. Ropes was an incredible exhibition featuring drawings and sculptures by Pattie Lee that explored the boundaries and beauty in the seemingly mundane materiality of ropes. Visitors responded very positively to her work, and many returned after their initial visit. I am continually impressed and inspired by Pattie Lee’s creativity as well as her dedication to her artistic practice. Her works spark dialogue and encourage us to look at the world around us in new ways. I look forward to continuing to watch her career evolve."