All of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea - whether it is to sail or to watch it - we are going back from whence we came.
Lee Jung, an artist from Seoul, Korea, has recently exhibited a series of gorgeous photographs of light installations in an artist statement at ONE AND J. Gallery. Lee explains how she was influenced by the Roland Barthes essay, A Lover’s Discourse, that tells the story of the ineptitudes of people in love. Lee responds to Barthe’s character who searches on end for signs that he is in love, imagining sweet nothings as glowing neon city signs that express cliche statements of both happiness and hatred that she had come across in television, movies and on the internet. The deserted locations of the signs and the resounding emptiness of city lights create these beautiful photographic moments.