Yen Hua Lee
Artist Yen Hua Lee spent her early life on a farm in rural Taiwan. After high school, she received an Associate's degree from the Taiwan Academy of Arts, where she came to understand the power of black-and–white photography. This early inspiration led her to incorporate photography into her concept of "ceramic collage."
Says Yen Hua: "Dreams, memories, and humor are parts of my drawing. I portraying some of my friends' stories, and I also recreate some memories in my life. Our body is a container. It not only has our organs inside, but also saves some memories of our life."
Yen Hua came to the US in 2003, studied at the University of Dallas, and received her Master of Fine Arts degree at Northern Illinois University in 2007.
About the project
When NYC-based artist Yen-Hua Lee checked out the Flipside™ handshower by Kohler, she saw a means to cleaning your body as well as a path to purifying your mind. She likened it to the lotus pod—a flower that represents purity in her native Taiwan. "The form of the Flipside handshower is like a lotus pod, but there is a deeper meaning. The lotus is revered in Eastern culture for its ability to push through layers of thick mud to emerge as a beautiful, fragrant flower," says Lee. She suggests that users of the Flipside will come out of the experience like the lotus—not only clean, but also refreshed, peaceful and pure.