Ceramic artist Grace Eunmi Lee focuses on the unnoticed details of everyday life by fashioning curious shapes that represent microscopic dust. (Click on the image above for a close-up view)
“Her fantastical creatures are reminiscent of manga or folkloric characters and give shape to that which is overlooked or ignored,” says The Harbourfront Centre of her exhibition at the ceramic studio through April 15.
The Birth, 50 X 50 X 70, 2009
This cocoon shape made of imaginary micro organisms represents that birth is the beginning of existence.
Microorganism, 120cm, 2009
The piece above (and below, detail) represents micro organisms through the lens of a microscope.
Born in South Korea, and in Canada since 2010, the show in Toronto is her first Canadian exhibition. She was accepted into Harbourfront’s artist-in-residency program in 2011. (Above, detail of Dust; Below, Dust – installed)
The artist’s C.V., here
Her website, here