We Are Watching (2021-2022)

‘We Are Watching’ comments on the effect of the climate crisis on future generations. Lessing photographed scenes she had constructed using miniatures and public domain images. These scenes show children, who observe the man-made destruction of their planet. The audience is left to wonder what they are feeling.

Ravaged Gardens (2018-2019)

(2019 - 2020)

Lessing found it important to use materials that were accessible and used by the wider public, as she felt there was an elitism inherent in painting. This work carries on from her earlier 'Gardens' collection. Now residing in London, Lessing sourced more materials from online retailers - continuing her goal of using widely accessible materials, focusing now on social problems she encountered living in the U.K. Lessing draws in the audience with the initial aesthetic appreciation of the decorative qualities of the sculptures. As the audience peers closer, the darker, true message is revealed. 

To Bee or not to Bee

To Bee or not to Bee

Knife Edge London

Knife Edge London

High School Shootings

High School Shootings

My Body My Rights

My Body My Rights

My Body My Rights

My Body My Rights

My Body My Rights

My Body My Rights

An Offering

An Offering

On a Pedestal

On a Pedestal

On a Pedestal

On a Pedestal

Welcome to America

Welcome to America

The Right to Bear Arms

The Right to Bear Arms

Save Me

Save Me

Never Again

Never Again

Junky Sugar Babies

Junky Sugar Babies

Junky Sugar Babies

Junky Sugar Babies

Biohazard

Biohazard

Presumed Guilty

Presumed Guilty

Man and Dog

Man and Dog

You can't have your cake and eat it

You can't have your cake and eat it

Love Bites

Love Bites

Love Bites

Love Bites

Material Girl

Material Girl

Me Too

Me Too

Me Too

Me Too

Parfumed Garden

Parfumed Garden

Ideal Proportions

Ideal Proportions