GIVE YOUR GOD FIFTY DOLLARS FOR ME
MICHELINE YOKE YEAN LEE
CONVENT STUDIO ARTIST PROGRAM
Lee re-assesses facets of family history and her Chinese Malaysian heritage and migration to Australia in a quest to make sense of the “self”. She explores the psychic and mythological terrain of the events depicted in her works.
Conjured up are ancient curses causing disability in her family, confrontations with ghosts, remembered renderings of the
Penang home and the conversion to fundamentalist Christianity on arriving in Australia. The works reflect a fusion of eastern and western influences- traditional Chinese brush painting presented on ceremonial banners are combined with digital imaging, and childlike storytelling is infused with contemporary Western interrogation and black humour.