Do You See Me? I See You
Lee sees the wedges as agents of change, a conflict. Conflict can be both divisive and unifying and typically generates discourse. It is through this dialogue that one can hope to reach an understanding and resolution. For this to occur, the opposing sides must first be open to “seeing” the views of the other, to find a common ground and to learn to embrace differences. The clusters of elements used to create “Do you see me? I see you” represent the various conflicts people experience and carry with them. Each cluster is unique but also similar, separate and united by a commonality.
Question: What would you like to change about contemporary American society? It could be political, social, etc.
Do You See Me? I See You, 2015
Mixed Media – Variable sizes
Jin Lee was born in 1975 and studied sculpture at the University of Maryland and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Lee returned to Maryland in 2012 and currently teaches at Anne Arundel Community College. Lee received the Wharton Award in 2003 and has exhibited her work in San Francisco, Maryland, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Lee creates abstract work in a range of scales using steel, wood, and mixed media. Her sculptures address concepts of tension, pressure, and transformation through struggle. Her explosive sculptures are comprised mostly of wedge-shaped elements tightly bound between heavy steel plates or trapped in cement and exhibit evidence of the performative aspect behind her concept.