I wanted to show that men and women can be friends without having a relationship,” says del Toro of the relationship between the two main characters Mako (played by Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi) and Raleigh (“Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam). “Theirs is a story about partnership, equality and a strong bond between partners. It’s important for little girls to know not every story has to be a love story and for boys to know that soldiers aren’t the only ones to triumph in war.
Korean artist JeeYoung Lee works wonders in her series called “Stage of Mind.” Her canvas is her 3.6 x 4.1 x 2.4 meter Seoul studio where she spends weeks to months crafting these ethereal sets without the use of any Photoshop fine-tuning. The sets are each made to tell a specific story about herself, Korean fables, or other cultural heritages. Check out the post on MyModernMet for an in-depth look into each piece.
JeeYoung Lee’s work will be on display at the OPIOM Gallery in Opio France until March 7, 2014.