Appearance of Things: life and death in Jocelyn Lee’s photography

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25 July 2018

Jocelyn Lee in her amazing project "The Appearance of Things" tells the life cycle of nature in relation to the human one.

Jocelyn Lee is a New York photographer, on her website she introduces her shots with a quote from the French philosopher Maurice Merlau-Pony:

“Visible and mobile, my body is a thing among things; it’s caught in the fabric of the world, and its cohesion is that of a thing. But, because it moves itself and sees, it holds things in a circle around itself.”

The protagonist represented in the photographic project “The Appearance of Things” is the life cycle, which describes the stages of birth, flowering and death; but the true essence of his story is the totality of nature, of which the human being is a part. The artist adds about her project:

“Attempts to access this tactile and optical experience and explores how we are enmeshed in an embodied and ephemeral world. All life, including our human form and being, passes through stages of birth, blossoming and death.”

All of us are in fact trapped within the landscape: the women in her photographs are naturally engulfed in the natural context and convey a great sense of freedom.

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