Artist ~ Sang Eun Dawn Lee ~ Providence

Artist’s name: Sang Eun Lee (Dawn)

1. Tell us about your work
I create characters for planets, stars, comets, and asteroids. They all possess human feelings because I don't consider them as merely dead, cold rocks or helium blob, they become alive. They fall in love, feel sadness, express anger, disappointment, etc. They interact with each other, some go on an adventure to outer space, and they end up learning important life lessons to make them mature.

I want to tell the world how amazing things are out there without saying it so difficult. Also, I would like to educate the future generation and make them familiar with astronomy.

2. How did you come to be a professional artist/crafter?
I am still an undergraduate student of RISD and making my way to become a professional artist - I have been studying art since 1st grade in Elementary school.

3. Where do you draw your inspiration?
I get inspired from various of sources, people and places. Usually I research space pictures and study on astronomy from web or Northeast Planetary Data Center in Brown University. Also I regularly visit bookstore to seek for a good children's book.

4. What’s your favorite item to make?
Currently, I am very involved in making a whole deck of tarot cards and reinterpret each meaning in my style.

5. What’s your best seller?
My reinterpretation of "Fly Me to the Moon" card

6. How long have you been in Rhode Island?
This is my third year in RI!

7. What do you {heart} about Rhode Island?
Rhode Island is small but we have everything. Also, it is not crazy as New York where everything is going on at the same time but also it isn't like countryside where nothing is happening - RI is dynamic at the same time quiet enough to enjoy composure.

8. Please include anything else you’d like to add:
It is my dream to publish my own children's book (or even book for adults to open up their imaginations) and work with NASA, which is one of my ultimate goals. Currently I am in the process of writing a storyline for the book and also have been contacting with Brown University Physics department and Northeast Planetary Data Center, to find a position or someone who has a similar interest as mine.


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