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Chera Lee

Chera Lee was born in Brisbane and at the age of 10 moved to America for 11 years, where she lived in Montana, Oregon and Arizona.

Chera Lee’s interest in art began in childhood, when she remembers sculpting play-dough that her mum made. Today, Chera Lee likes to work with materials that she finds to create unique pieces ranging from wearable fabric flowers to carved wooden objects.

A series of life changes brought Chera Lee back to Australia. In her 30s, Chera Lee lived in a van on and off for around five years, with her cats Beanie and Meme. Beanie has been with Chera Lee since he was a kitten and has been her faithful friend through some very tough times; today he’s her constant companion and hardly lets Chera Lee leave his side.

It’s a testament to Chera Lee’s resourcefulness, strength and resolve that she survived through significant hardship and continued to develop ideas for her art by researching at libraries.

It was also during this difficult time that Chera Lee discovered a shop in Cranbourne that provided her with inspiration to make her fairy-like creations.

Chera Lee is grateful to have found accommodation with Housing Choices Australia.

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