Lanie LeeNew York, NY
I use calligraphic marks and pictographs to investigate intuitive language. (It is also a way for me to connect to bi-cultural background. The collage of images and patterns in my work represents the blend of Asian and American cultural ideas that relate to my identity.)
For many years, I have used the book format in my work in different ways. I have repurposed discarded books into artist books, created accordion books, and made drawings based on ancient manuscript formats. Working as a book editor has influenced the way I perceive the book form and what goes into producing a book (even though it is rapidly becoming a dying art).
Accordion books are my most recent pieces. I have developed a series of books based on natural phenomena that show abstract patterns of energy.