I was introduced to the work of Myoung Ho Lee, while working on the film Paranoia. We were fortunate enough to get permission to use some really wonderful pieces from a slew of amazing artists for our many sets, but his pieces were some of my favorites (shout out to Fanny Pereire our art consultant!). First off, I love trees - even if they're partially responsible for my faucet of a runny nose all Spring - I can't help myself...they're just so gorgeous. Myoung Ho Lee's work just drives that point home by making you stop and take in their beauty, proportion and scale.
Imagine the thrill of discovery when I found this little beauty whilst scouting a parking lot for a pilot:
The resemblance to Myoung Ho Lee's work was uncanny but made special because it was (apparently) a complete coincidence. Had this actually been designed and put in a film, then I would wager Mr. Lee would have to give his permission.
If you want to see more of Mr. Lee's work, check out the Yossi Milo Gallery website. And if you want to check out this parking lot go down to Great Jones Street between Lafayette and Bowery...and if you need an excuse to go there (cuz who treks through NYC just to check out a tree?) have a spa day at Great Jones Spa and then some awesome hot chocolate and churros at Five Points Restaurant. Enjoy!