About the Book
Stick people may be the simplest representation of a human, but these funny clothes-less and finger-less people can reveal much about human nature. With a cutting and irreverent wit, Adam Lee-Spencer and his stick figures poke fun at some of mankind's most sacred cows, make poignant observations, and tackle some of the less-than-stellar aspects of humanity. Contains coarse language and comic depictions of violence and naughty bits.
I grew up in Iowa surrounded by rolling hills, flat prairies, and large farms. There I studied classical piano and chemistry while watching the corn grow in never ending fields. My original environments were vast open spaces, dominated by the sky. So, after arriving to Seattle, I discovered very quickly that this wild and active landscape would profoundly affect my work. The mountains became my “triggering subject.” The rock and its formations, patterns, compositions and age amazed me. To feel the earth moving, moved me to use the Northwest environment as inspiration. My work explores the idea of presence, not a strict chronology but a distilled essence, highlighting a spiritual dimension with the Northwest’s environment to put the human world into perspective.