archival inkjet print
61 x 86.5 cm
In Harvest Project (2004) the focus of Lee’s gaze sharpens, and he raises uncomfortable questions about the use of laboratory animals. Individually titled works in this series, including Napping, Celebration, Dancer/s, Watching TV, Poster, Message, Playing Cello, Shepherd I and II and Donor, reflect on actual science with the hyper-reality of digital photo-manipulation. Pigs, monkeys, sheep and goats, some with human features and attributes, face their fates as organ donors. Twins shows human babies with piglet-like faces in a double stroller, the result, perhaps, of such experimental biotechnology; and Faces depicts an upright male pig, arms folded, snout in the air, standing beside a pig on four legs wearing a human mask. Behind them, rows of grinning carnival masks hang from a fence.