Moon and a Star, 2021
24 x 22.25 inches
Archival pigment print
Limited Edition of 20
Hand-embellished, signed, and numbered by the artist
Each work is unique and will appear different than shown.
Born in Seoul and based in New York, Sarah Lee regards her paintings and works on paper as stages for storytelling. The artist blends pigments with one another to create otherworldly and effervescent landscapes that border on the abstract. A recipient of both an MFA and BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Lee has exhibited work internationally at venues such as ATM Gallery, New York; Galerie Hussenot, Paris; Artnutri Gallery, Taipei; The Mission Project, Chicago; and Gallery Won, Seoul; among others.
Moon and a Star depicts a nocturnal forest scene illuminated by a full, bright moon. Bathed in blue and purple hues, the trees cast shadows across a curvilinear ground that glows against the mysterious darkness. A star hangs oddly off a blushed tree branch as though it were a Christmas tree ornament, inviting viewers to speculate on what might have occurred within this imagined world. For the series, Lee has hand-embellished all of the prints with soft pastel and colored pencils, to further accentuate certain details such as the titular moon and star.