Jacky Lee: the Inspiring Artist in the Heart of New York
Jacky Lee has many titles as an NYC-based creative: she is an artist, painter, grandma, mother, and model.
Jacky is a woman who takes pride in her multiple identities and grounds herself in her creativity. Her portraits provide a medium through which she can freely express her roots or anyone else’s character and unique origins.
A creation from her own two hands that makes her the proudest is a self-portrait. She says, “As an artist, I have painted and created many pieces over the years. One of my favorite pieces is a fantasy self-portrait.” Art that comes from Stefanie’s hands is impressive, individualistic, and expressive. She can capture a soul with just a canvas and a brush.
A powerful reminder and a communicator of the self, she also expresses herself through her appearance. Of using her eyes as a canvas she tells us, “Winging my eyes is a way of showcasing and embracing the nuances of my Korean DNA.” We can tell that Jacky’s identity means a lot to her as she proudly shared that “It is a privilege to be a product of my Ancestors’ trials, tribulations, and successes. My African ancestry survived the Slave ships. My Korean ancestry survived the Korean War… I am here.”
Reflecting on another element of her identity: her femininity, Jacky’s words on the unique yet deeply interconnected journey of womanhood bring us together: “I love being a woman, it comes with challenges but lovely experiences as well. A rose comes to mind, a balance of strength and softness.” Not only does she inspire us, but she is also influenced by Insooni, a well-known Korean singer who is also multiracial.
As a powerful woman who expresses herself through art, Jacky continuously chose unique and intricate jewelry pieces during the shoot that spoke to the strength and softness of her femininity.
To add more aesthetic taste to this gorgeous turquoise outfit, Jacky wears an iconic strand of shimmer, MINA Diamond Tennis Necklace. With over 200 diamonds this brilliant cut natural diamond necklace sparkles with every move – a powerful statement piece.
Jacky's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jackyleenyc/