Art by Lee ShineyLee Shiney is an abstract painter, kinetic sculptor, and mixed media artist. He was selected to be in a group of three artists that exhibited kinetic and interactive art at the Wichita Art Museum from 2008 to 2010, and has shown art in numerous solo and group shows in the Wichita, KS and Kansas City areas. He lives and works in the Kansas town of Kechi (KEECH-eye) near Wichita.

“I draw from life and work experience, combined with perseverance and luck. Science is probably more interesting to me than art. In 2001, I became a cancer survivor. You might think that cancer would sharpen one’s focus, and you would be correct.

I believe that the divergent-type of thinking involved in the creative process is acutely related to an accurate observation of physical properties. Think of it as another way of phrasing ‘really seeing what is there.’ I like to start with the basic physical properties of an object, or a medium, (or an idea, if you will) and rework it and push the boundaries. Ultimately I am part engineer as well as artist.

I like paintings that are hard to define due to their sculptural qualities. I like moving sculpture that tricks the eye. I like circles and circular movements because it seems like a logical, perfect starting point for something interesting.”

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The Eleven Hundred Days Blog: Beginning arbitrarily on Dec. 14, 2009 there were 1,100 days until my 60th birthday. This blog includes writings and random photographs that provide a sort of stream-of-consciousness rambling leading up to December 19, 2012. This date being just two days before the end-date of the Mayan Long Count calendar, that week could be our last, according to some. So I am planning a two day party, just in case.