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Mobilities

Consuming Plastic

Banana Farm – West Indies
Lee Lee: portrait of a Mayan woman drinking coke in Guatemala
Refreshment – Guatemala
Honolulu street scene painting by Lee Lee
Construction zone in Honolulu
painting of a floating toyshop by Lee Lee
Floating toyshop on the Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Consuming Plastic painting of Greek Fishing boats
Fishing boats in Greece
Painting of a dugout canoe in the Okavango Delta by Lee Lee
Dugout canoe in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
Painting of a street scene in Dlehi, India
Street at night, Delhi, India
Portrait of wool vendor, La Paz, Bolivia by Lee Lee
Wool Stand in La Paz, Bolivia
Painting of a lakefront village, Cambodia by Lee Lee
Lakeside village, Cambodia
Painting of Kenyan students by Lee Lee
After School in Kenya
Painting of rituals held along the Ganga, Varanasi
Ritual along the Ganga, Varanasi, India
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Asia

Confined shrines

As my pregnant belly swelled through the second trimester, I resided at the Ragdale Foundation on an awarded residency to work on a series of mixed media works depicting the confined shrines I photographed in Myanmar 3 years prior. I was struck by how many Buddhist shrines were kept in cages under lock and key and felt the images were a poignant reflection of the political climate. Some of the works contain Burmese newspaper collaged in. They were created with a xerograph process which involves transferring xerox copies, in this case of high contrast photographs of the cages that surrounded the shrines. Atop the transfers, Embedded within the cages are the golden shrines, well tended aside from being caged.

mixed media painting from Myanmar by Lee Lee
mixed media painting from Myanmar by Lee Lee
mixed media painting from Myanmar by Lee Lee
mixed media painting from Myanmar by Lee Lee
mixed media painting from Myanmar by Lee Lee
mixed media painting from Myanmar by Lee Lee
mixed media painting from Myanmar by Lee Lee
mixed media painting from Myanmar by Lee Lee
mixed media painting from Myanmar by Lee Lee
mixed media painting from Myanmar by Lee Lee
mixed media painting from Myanmar by Lee Lee
mixed media painting from Myanmar by Lee Lee
mixed media painting from Myanmar by Lee Lee
mixed media painting from Myanmar by Lee Lee
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Asia Women

Inle Lake Cottonweavers

Their shop was the first floor of their home, stilted over Inle lake in Burma. The organic qualities of their massive hand hewn looms fill the room with the soft atmosphere of wood and cotton. They live under one of the most oppressive regimes today, which has resulted in a boycott of Myanmar by most countries. I wanted to reflect this existence of being completely cut off from the modern world by embedding the figures deep within the architecture of their looms. They are as visually separate from us, as they are culturally.

Oil painting of Inle Lake cottonweavers, Burma by Lee Lee
Oil painting of Inle Lake cottonweavers, Burma by Lee Lee
Oil painting of Inle Lake cottonweavers, Burma by Lee Lee
Oil painting of Inle Lake cottonweavers, Burma by Lee Lee
Lee Lee | Weave | Inle Lake, Burma
Oil on canvas | 26″ x 38″ | 2007