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Giant Sculpture Trapped in a Tiny World

Born in Korea, raised in Brazil, and currently based in California, creative director Ji Lee expresses his universally relatable experiences as an uncomfortable teenager finding it hard to fit in through his sculptural installation titled Squozen. The artist defines his work by saying “Squozen is an installation piece which captures my experience as a teen of being trapped in a strange world I didn't fit, yet I was somehow part of it. I still have these feelings sometimes.”

To express his discomfort, Lee plays on the idea of physically fitting into a confined space by utilizing tiny figurines and juxtaposing the miniature furniture and objects with a life-size mannequin. It's such an interesting and somewhat realistic (though obviously very exaggerated) portrayal of that sensitive period in all of our lives when we suddenly grow a foot in height and begin to ponder existential questions known as adolescence.

Ji Lee website
via [Ignant]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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