Collection Online
inkjet print
104.1 × 152.4 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
artist's proof 2/3
Accession Number
International Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with funds donated by the Gjergja Family, 2015
© Myoung Ho Lee, Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
Gallery location
Not on display
Myoung Ho Lee began to photograph trees in 2004. He wanted to reposition them so that they were not simply almost- unnoticeable environmental elements; rather he wanted to celebrate unique beauty in the natural world. As he describes it: ‘It’s as if the tree unites all: the ground, the sky and man in between. In East Asian philosophy the universe breaks down into three parts: Chun-Ji-In. Chun means the sky, Ji means the ground, and In means human. Since a tree connects all three, I feel very much that a tree is like a universe’.