"Jim Lee is a publisher, printmaker, and professor of printmaking. Lee used his residency in 1991 to produce a book illustrating the poetry of Jesse Glass. Alchemical Lion is a poem that moves back and forth from the present to the past. This temporal theme is well adapted to the techniques of offset lithography, in which images can be layered one over the other and to locate text within the boundaries of the image. The syncopation of images, color, and words creates an experience that is truly alchemical or magical. 'Al Chemical Lion' refers to both the poem and the experience."
Asian American artist and printmaker Jim Lee was born in Wichita, Kansas. He attended Bethany College and received his MFA in Printmaking and Book Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently an associate professor at the Hartford ...Read More