LEE Jo Mei, born 1985 in Taipei, Taiwan, graduated from National Taiwan University of the Arts, graduated rogram in Fine Arts. Lee's work mainly originates from and focus on personal experience in daily life and its transit. Through digging out personal and familial contexts of memory, which are distant and yet related to personal life, she often physically experience and re-experience by traveling, moving and revisiting. She diligently tries to close the gap between history and memory and arouses a sentiment that creates a method to observe distance and “in-betweenness” from a constant shifting position. From reconstructing and transcending this in-betweenness, she seeks a possibility to represent the past and also loosen the existing appearance and relationship between man and history, environment and one another. Lee lives and works in Taipei and Tamshui.
November 10th, drizzling, the air is extremely moisture. In the end of the trip, I still choose to go out of town and hide into the mountain at the last day. Far from the mountain, it looks like lying on the ground for sleep and its breathe is abundant. The aboriginal eucalyptus trees grow all over the Sherbrooke Forest. They are all rise about the clouds and become a spectacular landscape. Trees vertically grow into hundreds meter high and were surrounded by withered tree bark. After those tree bark fall, they lay on the ground and spread randomly.
<November 10th in the Sherbrooke Forest >, in this work, I attempt to paint these nature objects that grow and drop naturally. To record the Sherbrooke Forest make me energetic. “By painting mountains, rocks, flowers and trees repeatedly to recall the nature. Make it smaller, collect it and keep by my side.” Therefore, I use the screen as my form to collect this scenery and make the tree bark into slices as words in a diary. To watch the world in a microscopic way and simulate it. Besides, painting the feelings for spectacular mountains and rivers into the folds of tree bark. To pile up the image of trees, the emotion for mountains and the lifelike view.