Michele Dina Lee

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© 2018 Michele Dina Lee

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I was born in the city of Los Angeles, but really never felt Ive belonged here. My work is a mixture of social satire and my own experiences. I believe that painting or and art form should really be about how you experience life from youre eyes. Ive gotten involved with music, fashion design, as well as photography. This was a result of the broad range of exposure to all forms of art I had as a student at California Institute of the Arts. My art is about expression and social situations involving what I experience life in Los Angeles, and is colored by my emotional state of mind at the time of creating work. I mask certian issues with humor, which is the reason people have called the work "social Satire". I have been traveling extensively to gain more knowledge and to see different environments experiencing living in other cities. Ive faced many many "issues" concerning earning a living, and the curse that seems to go with creative people involving not "fitting in" with the social norm. Ive heard people call artists irresponsible, having no bussiness sense, and so forth, I do not agree with that at all. Being an artist is a HUGE responsibility. as you realize from the start is isnt easy. Thanks Michele Dina Lee.
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