Lee Ji Sun’s art life of research, ‘About the leaf’ 낙엽에 관한 짧은 소고

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Imgaes by Lee Ji Sun


Feuilles III(cut paper, bound object, 2014), image source : LEE Ji Sun

A tiny but solid seed gets cracked and the sprouts are born as a little chick wakes up. Covered snugly by the moist soil under the ground, the little born slowly raises its head and lifts its body to bud out. Once it puts the head above the land through the opened door, fresh green comes out into the world.
Showering under the sun and eating under the rain, it stretches the roots downwards as long and firm as its growth to the sky. Little verdant first resembles the light brown soil then gets darker by the hot sun becoming a grown tree.


Grab(Digital photography, 2014. Paris), image source : LEE Ji Sun

Hanging on the edges of branches stretched like fingers, little baby wings wait for the moment. After the sun and the moon passing several days and nights, and different birds visiting, they open their long closed eyes and palms, and spread their mature wings. People following the breeze take a rest nearby the silent trunk then stand back up to leave. Abundant green leaves shake their hands to those passengers with delight and regret.


Trace(Ink on paper, 2013), image source : LEE Ji Sun

Born in the nest protected by the leaves and branches, the baby birds have already flown away to travel the world, the sunlight cools down by more frequent wind blows. The moon showing its face earlier takes the green light and paints sparsely with yellow and red. On the smooth surface of the leaf, fine grains are lined delicately and wrinkles are drawn more deeply.
By the time when multi-colored flowers bloom after a long-awaited time, the leaves give up their seats for the fruits full of sweetness and release the hand grabbing the branch. After a short flight with the wind of autumn fragrance, the leaves fall and lay down lightly on the ground.


Autumn Leaf Cycle(Installation view) – Martin Hill & Philippa Jones, image source : www.beautifulnow.is

Overlaid one on another, the leaves keep the last heat of the surface getting colder and colder. The sky seen from the lowest place rises higher and the flowers hanging above also give away the colors of the petals to the moon. Mature fruits seem to fall right away into the leaves like water droplets. Dry footsteps passing the hard cement floor rustle in the fallen leaves.
Shiny summer finally leaves away, everything gets the former places back or finds new ones. On the bottom of the tree where blossoms and fruits are gone from, only the leaves stay swept into the corner.


The last leaf (Digital photography, 2013. Paris), image source : LEE Ji Sun

A silent drizzle moistens the parched surface and brings back the faded colors. The leaves glowing in the setting sun decorate the streets with fascinating lights tangled in branches. Longer nights excite people who step on them without care. At last, the leaf leaves its home by the hand of those who greet the morning earlier than anyone else. It leaves us the old days and becomes past notes until it comes back as the source of the new season that would return with another face.




SONY DSCContributor, Lee Ji Sun

Lee Ji Sun is a young Korean artist, who does activity in Paris, France. CultureM Magazine releases her art works images by drawing, writing, video, photograph in every month. http://leejisun.blogspot.kr/

이지선은 프랑스 파리를 중심으로 유럽에서 활동하는 젊은 한국여성작가이다. 회화, 비디오, 사진, 글 등의 다양한 매체로 작품활동을 하고 있는 그녀의 이야기를 컬쳐엠이 소개한다. http://leejisun.blogspot.kr/

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