Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Inspired by Il Lee


A couple of years ago, I picked up an Art in America magazine. Although there were many outstanding pieces of art, work by Il Lee caught my eye. His exhibit of Ballpoint Abstractions was being displayed at the San Jose Museum of Art. My husband and I drove down to San Jose (a couple of hours away) to see his first solo museum exhibition in the United States. He uses Papermate pens and those from Staples Office Supply.

The above pieces are mine-after his style. The figure is on paper and the "bird" is on canvas primed with 5 layers of gesso. 

Not being a computer guru, I could not find his website, but there are articles about him. 

76 comments:

Alex said...

It's wonderful to see someone's inspiration, especially by someone else's work because I honestly like your version a lot better. The Lee's lines are more subtle of course, but it's a little too composed for my taste. I am one of those who prefer uncut diamonds than those perfect cut. Great potentials to me is much more beautiful than great achievements.

creativepathstudio.com said...

Wow, I'm a big fan of the Papermate ball point pen and can't seem to find an alternative archival quality pen that gives me the same tactile feel as the papermate pen. I love that pen! And your work reminds me very much of etchings, which is one of my first loves! BTW, there are a bunch of sites that feature Il Lee's work and they are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing! --trish roque

Carol Leigh said...

And this is what I love about art, Sandra, how one concept in art leads to another. I met you as a photographer, but there are so many other sides to your art, aren't there? So many ways to express yourself. Thank you for sharing your work and for introducing me to Il Lee. Is this fun, or what?! -- Carol Leigh

Ramona Davidson said...

Thanks for teaching me about Il Lee. I love to draw with Bic ballpoint pins. Mine aren't as elegant as the above but I did have fun doing them. Thanks for sharing your art.

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