The opening paragraph of Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence:
Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically. The cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins, we start to build up new little habitats, to have new little hopes. It is rather hard work: there is no smooth road into the future: but we go round, or scramble over the obstacles. We've got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.
Sketches for my next paintings, for the series to be called "Babydoll." I could go into what Babydoll represents, or you can just figure it out, or put a meaning to it that you want. I'm cool with that. I will say though we've all got Babydoll in our lives and the way we deal with it, the way it affects us, is as different as each one of us are.
"Robin, a dog and Babydoll (Nightwood)"
"Anaïs was a good friend of mine" (with Babydoll on her back)
Michelle Jane Lee’s art is minimalist in form yet muscular in content. There is a complexity, density; to put it simply, there is a lot of heart in her often times sparse drawings and paintings.
She is about going back to the moment of childhood possibility before our imaginations become impoverished and our options seemingly circumscribed. Her work reminds us that things could be different, if only we are brave enough to embrace the free fall, letting go of all of our prosthetics that keep us from realizing our freedom.