Blending exquisite, traditional landscape photography with heart-wrenching messages emblazoned in monochromatic LED lights, artist Lee Jung has created a striking collection of images that evokes the unspoken loneliness of the digital age—and of unrequited love.
LED sign lights are nestled into moody countrysides, misty beaches and austere snow-scapes, creating a stark juxtaposition between the natural world and the technology that simultaneously connects and disconnects us. Underneath the overarching social commentary lies the unavoidable relateability of the images on a personal level. No matter who you are, you’ve probably loved deeply and endured the anguish of a break up that left you feeling about as desolate as some of Jung’s landscapes. The contrast of the brightly burning words against the deserted surroundings is a truthful and poignant visual depiction of one of humanity’s most tortured emotional states. We’ve all been there, and beautiful LED lighting strip art like this helps us to feel a little more okay about that fact.
Thanks to The Savoia for the images.