I met Jae Moon Lee and his lovely wife, Michelle Prinz, when they became members at our church a few years back. Both speak English as their second language, and both actively work in The Arts. To my English-speaking California-born self, they seem to ooze Creative Spirit – and they do! Today you’ll hear from Jae; next week, Michelle.
Create Challenge #11: Jae Moon Lee
Creative activity to me means painting.
I often struggle when I enter the painting room. Coming up with something new can be a major task. Artists are often painfully stuck in their own style.
Out of the blue I imagine a scene from the desert being scorched by the everlasting sun. An isolated land stripped to its bare bones. A scene Jesus walked through.
He must have felt very lonely at times. So saddened by sinners like us and being tested by evil.
This kind of thinking gives me inspiration.
I try to connect this random imagination of the landscape in my painting. I am trying to create my own recipe by hopefully adding just the right amount of salt.
Jae Lee is a native of Seoul and has made the Bay Area his home for the last 30+ years. Having earned a BFA in Painting and Printmaking, Jae has made a living in the Film, TV, and Theater industry as a Scenic Painter.
He is working on a series of paintings for a show soon.
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