The Science Walden Center unveiled its third 2021 residency project, dedicated to blending art and science. Started on March 11, the new residency project, dubbed ‘Fantasy in Glass Bottles’ proceeded until March 25, 2021.
Seungyoun Lee is the artist behind this project, exhibited at the Science Cabin. Artist Lee also stayed at the Science Cabin for two weeks to carry out her drawing projects.
“To me, the Science Cabin is like a glass bottle, as you can look from inside to outside and vice versa,” says Artist Lee. “With this project, I wanted to express what goes on inside and outside of the glass bottle, like the Artist Canvas, the online platform that allows you to stream curated mixes of video and digital art 24 hours a day, nonstop.”
Artist Lee carried out her drawing projects under the theme of ‘Fantasy Based on Extraordinary Travel Experiences.‘ She used a wide range of materials, such as metals, wood, and fabrics to produce creative works of art.
During her stay at Science Cabin, Artist Lee attempted to capture those intercultural experiences and cultural challenges that she encountered while traveling around the world, such as Sahara desert, Carpathian Mountains in Romania, Tanjung Piai in Malaysia, as well as Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point the European continent, within her work piece.
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to affect the world, many artists are left with little options to show their work and Artist Lee was no exception. Yet, even in this era of COVID-19 with travel restrictions, Artist Lee tried to express her imagination about crossing borders on a kite in her drawings.
“Through this drawing project, I attempted to confront new era of pandemic and climate-driven disasters with arts, so I expressed this through a kite, flying high in the sky,” says Artist Lee.
In addition to the kite, Artist Lee attempted to portray ourselves sailing around the world in a glass bottle, through both hand-drawn and digital drawings during her stay at Science Cabin.
The third residency project by Artist Lee will be exhibited at the Science Cabin in an open studio format at the end of March 2021. Her studio can be also found on the website of Artist Canvas (https://artistcanvas.net/).