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Mary Lee

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Tallahassee, FL
www.MaryGami.com

Artist Statement

Since I was born in Korea, I was surrounded with paper works. In Korea people even use the papers for the window. The papers were the colorful origami papers or Hanji (a traditional Korean rice paper or mulberry tree paper.) Every season, my parent used to cut the papers in various ways with us to decorate on the window glasses in our house. At that time origami and paper cutting was kid’s most popular toy in Korea.

I was fan of scissors to cut papers. After grown older I became a fan of cutting knives also. Papers, the scissors and the cutting knives were my companion of my life. It gave me limitless artistic inspiration and it is a major part of my life.

Paper has color and texture. I can express my feeling by color or by texture or even by the method of how to handle it. My work is based mainly on 3 dimensions and modern aesthetics; I focus on expressing tones of natural colors. I try to reveal the colors, which vary in numerous ways by the angle of the light source. I deeply enjoy the varieties of colors visualized by the different lights and shadows. I hope you also enjoy freedom of color from my work.