K ATHERINE LEES
I have a real fascination with superstitions so my work is inspired by cabinets of curiosities, popular in the Victorian Era. They were pieces of furniture that showcased odd things – animal specimens, keys and charms; each one would have had a story or myth behind it. I love the stories behind pieces of art. My mum’s from Yorkshire and she’s very superstitious and it’s rubbed off on me. If I see a magpie, I always do a sly salute.