Collection Online
Medium
inkjet print
Measurements
79.0 × 108.0 cm (image) 102.7 × 131.6 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Mongolia
Edition
ed. 3/6
Accession Number
2015.484
Department
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
The trees in these photographs have been isolated from their environment by artfully placed backdrops of pristine white canvas. Lee’s interventions into the landscape highlight the unique form of each of the trees; the limbs and foliage are shown in crisp detail, and appear to have been flattened out, reduced to elegant graphic elements floating in space. The setting in which each tree grows can be seen extending beyond Lee’s blank backdrops. Each plant is shown paradoxically as both isolated from its context, and situated within its habitat.