We're organizing a trip to the Pacific West Coast next year and in the planning I happened upon the work of sculptor Khan Lee.

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This piece entitled Red, Green and Blue is currently on exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery. It's on display in the museum's public art space and features a field of transparent folded cones. As colored lights shine on the objects, an animated grasslike image is projected onto the exterior of the museum. 

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Another piece Khan Lee has created the tackles the relationship between light, and manufactured nature is his piece Hearts and Arrows. This video piece consists of the artist carving a block of ice into a diamond while on the coast at sunrise. The sun begins to emerge at the same time as the diamond.

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I like how his work is both beautiful and conceptual. How such simple materials and arrangements can make a huge statement and raise questions about our relationship to the environment. I hope to have a chance to see this work this year. While they translate well from the documentation I'm certain they have a huge impact when experienced in person.