23 Hyun-Hee Lee

Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2016 – Finalist


[Image courtesy of the artist]

Hyun-Hee Lee | Infinity | 2015 | ink, pencil, silk thread, hand embroidered on hanji paper | 95 x 95 cm

Artist Statement

Infinity pursues the notion that life is a circle; today’s event can be traced to something that happened in the past. In Buddhism this is known as Karma which evokes the spiritual principle of cause and effect, where intent and actions of an individual (cause) influence the future of that individual (effect). I was inspired by personal experience which enabled me to understand the spiritual value of love.  I've hand embroidered, in my own personal script, onto three layered sheets of dyed Hanji paper. Thread lines I use in my work continue the repetitive act and imply an infinite connection to the life cycle.