Artist JeeYoung Lee

Maiden Voyage

Year: 2009
Medium: Pigment print (edition 3 of 5)
Dimensions: 37.8H x 47.2W in
Original Artwork Price: $7,200 (unframed)


Artist Note

“This idea came to me when I saw the streets covered with ginkgo tree leaves in fall. Autumn is a time when the year is coming to an end and the fallen leaves announce the passage of time. My intention was to express the sailing through everyday life as if traveling through the mundane toward that something, somewhere, gradually getting to that goal little by little. I recalled memories of sailing paper boats in the water when I was little, and I used cardboard to make the one in this piece. The rippled gingko leaves imply waves, and I hung laundry to show that it is in everyday life in which we are gradually going forward."