Featured works by: Lee Chul Soo    

Korean master woodcut artist Lee Chul Soo creates visual and verbal poems that express universal messages. They reflect his life as a rice farmer, Zen Buddhist practitioner, and keen observer of daily events taking place locally in his home village, and at the national and global levels. Lee’s poetic reflections express the relationships humans have with their natural environment, their families and neighbors, and with all people around the world.

Lee Chul Soo : Apricot Flowers are Going to Bloom 매화피겠다 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Apricot Flowers are Going to Bloom 매화피겠다

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2011
Edition : 30
Size: 17-1/2 x 21 inches
Description: On a chilly spring day, apricot flowers are going to bloom beside the people working on the field. Those who welcome spring only with eyes, not with working, are not aware of apricot flowers blooming.
Price: $700.00

Lee Chul Soo : Greeting to Old Cherry Blossom Tree 노매에 올리는 인사 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Greeting to Old Cherry Blossom Tree 노매에 올리는 인사

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2010
Edition : 32
Size: 16-3/4 x 19 inches
Description: Old cherry blossom tree has no thorn, I assumed that the cherry blossom fragrance is getting richer.
Price: $650.00

Lee Chul Soo : The Minds the Help in the Field 골마중하는 마음 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

The Minds the Help in the Field 골마중하는 마음

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2011
Edition : 30
Size: 29-1/2 x 37 inches
Description: Weeding in the field is not completed. People come out to help. For this field the sun sets a little late. In this field weeds are fewer than usual.
Price: $1600.00

Lee Chul Soo : Go Out Together 동반외출 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Go Out Together 동반외출

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2009
Edition : 20
Size: 12-1/2 x 37-1/4 inches
Price: $1100.00

Lee Chul Soo : Stroll-walking together (1) 산책-동행 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Stroll-walking together (1) 산책-동행

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2009
Edition : 20
Size: 16-1/2 x 19 inches
Price: $600.00

Lee Chul Soo : Stroll-walking together (2) 산책-동행 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Stroll-walking together (2) 산책-동행

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2009
Edition : 20
Size: 16-1/2 x 19 inches
Price: $650.00

Lee Chul Soo : Starlight Falling on River Donggang 동강에 내린별빛 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Starlight Falling on River Donggang 동강에 내린별빛

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2007
Edition : 20
Size: 15-1/2 x 27 inches
Description: Yeongwol is flowing. Just like a full of starlight milky way.
Price: $900.00

Lee Chul Soo : It May Take a While 시간이 좀 걸리시겠어 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

It May Take a While 시간이 좀 걸리시겠어

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2009
Edition : 20
Size: 16-1/2 x 19 inches
Price: $650.00

Lee Chul Soo : Bird Flies with the Whole Body 1 새는 온몸으로 난다 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Bird Flies with the Whole Body 1 새는 온몸으로 난다

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2010
Edition : 29
Size: 35-3/4 x 48 inches
Description: Bird flies with the whole body, not with wings. It is because life is one whole world.
Price: $3200.00

Lee Chul Soo : Bird Flies with the Whole Body 2 새는 온몸으로 난다 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Bird Flies with the Whole Body 2 새는 온몸으로 난다

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2010
Edition : 29
Size: 35-3/4 x 48 inches
Description: Bird, human being, and the world live with their bodies. Everyone, including those who are living in an age as dark as death and those who are already dead, lives with the whole body and dies with the whole body. Therefore, please don't be cruel to life.
Price: $3200.00

Lee Chul Soo : Being a Dog being a Human 개노릇 사람노릇 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Being a Dog being a Human 개노릇 사람노릇

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2009
Edition : 20
Size: 16-1/2 x 19 inches
Description: There is a dog which think they are a human not a dog. It is not a dog's fault. Also there is a human which they don't even know they are a dog. Whatever, a dog and a human both need to find their own position and do their job properly. -Isn't it? Woof! woof!
Price: $650.00

Lee Chul Soo : Let

Lee Chul Soo

Let's Run Together! 함께뛰는거야

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2009
Edition : 20
Size: 16-1/2 x 19 inches
Description: Run!!
Price: $650.00

Lee Chul Soo : Birds on a Long Journey 먼길가는 새들 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Birds on a Long Journey 먼길가는 새들

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2011
Edition : 25
Size: 23 x 27-1/2 inches
Description: The birds on a long journey fly together and alone.
Price: $1100.00

Lee Chul Soo : In the Forest of the Tall Trees 키 큰나무들의 숲에서 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

In the Forest of the Tall Trees 키 큰나무들의 숲에서

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2011
Edition : 30
Size: 9-1/2 x 32 inches
Description: In the forest of the tall trees, they are competing their heights side by side. Oh, those that stick out their faces from the forest. Is this the way how to live for vanity?
Price: $800.00

Lee Chul Soo : It

Lee Chul Soo

It's Snowing 눈온다

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2011
Edition : 33
Size: 16 x 19 inches
Description: No problem to come? Of course not. Snow is just snow. I told you I should go.
Price: $650.00

Lee Chul Soo : The Misan Valley 1 미산계곡 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

The Misan Valley 1 미산계곡

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2011
Edition : 28
Size: 15 x 47 inches
Description: The Misan Valley. The personality of the temple's owner was more outstanding than the valley. Once the owner is gone, the valley alone is beautiful. No need for me to visit again.
Price: $1500.00

Lee Chul Soo : The Misan Valley 2 미산계곡 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

The Misan Valley 2 미산계곡

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2011
Edition : 27
Size: 16 x 56 inches
Description: When I sat in the Misan Valley with a person, it was a good place. Now that the person is gone, I even don't know where it is.
Price: $1700.00

Lee Chul Soo : Rush: For a Long Time 오랫만의 질주 1 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Rush: For a Long Time 오랫만의 질주 1

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2009
Edition : 20
Size: 16-1/2 x 19 inches
Description: Get him! Wait!
Price: $650.00

Lee Chul Soo : Rush: For a Long Time 오랫만의 질주 2 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Rush: For a Long Time 오랫만의 질주 2

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2009
Edition : 20
Size: 16-1/2 x 19 inches
Price: $650.00

Lee Chul Soo : Great pagoda of candle lights 촛불대탑 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Great pagoda of candle lights 촛불대탑

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2017
Edition : 25
Size: image size: 48 x 11 inches scroll size: 66 x 14-1/4 inches
Description: In that year, the people rose up candle lights to show their hearts. However, as we say “Born unwise, die unwise”, so called president and corrupt officials turned their back. Then what supposed to be destroyed and to be buried was alive. The anger and the disappointment of people are more and more growing. As the darkness of reality is desperately somber and tomorrow is invisible. Should we die thus? Or live after gae-byeok (great opening- revolution)? Uncountable brighten candles in harsh, winter nights are dreaming of the future for a decent country and their hope built our Great pagoda of candle lights.
Price: $2300.00

Lee Chul Soo : Always My Mind is 마음이 늘 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Always My Mind is 마음이 늘

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2010
Edition : 30
Size: 16-1/2 x 19 inches
Description: Vanity and rage are all the same Like a delivery man, why people are so busy with something that not even their owns?
Price: $650.00

Lee Chul Soo : The Chart of Evolution - the Cultivation of the Mind  진화계보도-마음공부 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

The Chart of Evolution - the Cultivation of the Mind 진화계보도-마음공부

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2011
Edition : 25
Size: 9-1/2 x 32 inches
Description: In order to see the mind, I walked keeping my back straight.
Price: $800.00

Lee Chul Soo : The Birds Flying Together 함께가는 새들 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

The Birds Flying Together 함께가는 새들

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2011
Edition : 35
Size: 25 x 29-1/2 inches
Description: The birds that are flying high and far know that they cannot fly alone. They know of course that the ceaseless flapping of wings is their own work! But they cannot fly alone.
Price: $1100.00

Lee Chul Soo : Things that will be shaken 흔들릴 것들 다 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Things that will be shaken 흔들릴 것들 다

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2013
Edition : 38
Size: 23 x 30-1/4 inches
Description: The wind shaking a big tree, it is even shaking our mind. I am awaiting that things will be shaken it will be shake. Keep only it
Price: $1100.00

Lee Chul Soo : It Stopped Raining 비그치고 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

It Stopped Raining 비그치고

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2011
Edition : 25
Size: 22 x 23 inches
Description: It stopped raining, and birds are flying up. Sky, it opens like that.
Price: $900.00

Lee Chul Soo : After Master 百丈  백장이후 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

After Master 百丈 백장이후

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2011
Edition : 25
Size: 16 x 56 inches
Description: The stony field is even better as a practice place. Dull picks and hoes are indispensable for the practice, and keep them safe. After Master Bei? the Buddhist Dharma is transmitted through dull hoes instead of robes and bowls. If you keep the blades of hoes stay the same even after you hoed the stony field, you are considered skillful. After hard sweating work, you will find time to spare. For foolish people, working in the field is a better way to practice, rather than spending restless time sitting on meditation cushion. Isn"t the food you receive from the soil a gift from heaven and earth? Receive both your bodies and minds from the soil. If you get them from the soil, you will be considered as a skillful worker.
Price: $1500.00

Lee Chul Soo : Until Dark 하늘이고 저물도록 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Until Dark 하늘이고 저물도록

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2011
Edition : 30
Size: 22-1/2 x 38 inches
Description: They worked until dark. Wife and husband are calling each other to go home. Dinner will be tasty and the sleep will be deep.
Price: $1400.00

Lee Chul Soo : Be living 산다는 건 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Be living 산다는 건

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2013
Edition : 27
Size: 16-1/2 x 19 inches
Description: I am running in trace, which I did yesterday.
Price: $650.00

Lee Chul Soo : Falling Petals 낙화 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Falling Petals 낙화

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2011
Edition : 30
Size: 22-1/2 x 48 inches
Description: Petals are falling without cease. In the human world, it is always winter.
Price: $1100.00

Lee Chul Soo : With a Worm-Eaten Wild Grape Tree  벌레먹은 머루나무와…. at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

With a Worm-Eaten Wild Grape Tree 벌레먹은 머루나무와….

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2013
Edition : 30
Size: 16-1/2 x 19 inches
Description: I know my wild grape bunches are not good. However why the worms are getting upset me? -I'm sorry We are live and share like this. Feed bugs and feed human!
Price: $650.00

Lee Chul Soo : Nest 둥지 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Nest 둥지

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2012
Edition : 30
Size: 16-1/2 x 19 inches
Description: Where the birds live? Where the peace live?
Price: $650.00

Lee Chul Soo : At the Sunset 해질무렵 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

At the Sunset 해질무렵

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2011
Edition : 26
Size: 23 x 23-1/4 inches
Description: I had a drink. Please understand me!
Price: $800.00

Lee Chul Soo : And a Mobile and a Dog... at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

And a Mobile and a Dog...

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2009
Edition : 18
Size: 12 x 27 inches
Description: Ok, I will be waiting here
Price: $900.00

Lee Chul Soo : Death Penalty? at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Death Penalty?

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2007
Edition : 20
Size: 14-1/2 x 10 inches
Price: $450.00

Lee Chul Soo : Dancing of the Birds at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Dancing of the Birds

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2005
Edition : 34
Size: 11 x 15 inches
Price: $450.00

Lee Chul Soo : Look at the Birds in the Sky! at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Look at the Birds in the Sky!

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2003
Edition : 25
Size: 23 x 27-1/4 inches
Price: $700.00

Lee Chul Soo : A Clear Day at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

A Clear Day

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 1998
Edition : 22
Size: Image: 16-1/2 x 16-1/2 inches
Price: $550.00

Lee Chul Soo : Birds Flying Up at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Birds Flying Up

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 1998
Edition : 31
Size: 14 x 18 inches
Price: $500.00

Lee Chul Soo : A Good Day at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

A Good Day

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2003
Edition : 33
Size: 14 1/2 x 31 sheet size
Description: Poem | After rain. Everything looks clear. The is barking at the cat.|||It must be a good day.
Price: $600.00

Lee Chul Soo : A New Day at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

A New Day

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2005
Edition : 40
Size: 14 x 24 1/4 sheet size
Description: Poem | The house looks like a mountain. The sun rises like a friend. You are already bright. When I become bright, we will be birds of a feather.
Price: $550.00

Lee Chul Soo : A Spring Day at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

A Spring Day

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2003
Edition : 41
Size: 17 3/4 x 20 3/4 sheet size
Description: Poem | Dear! Do you hear the birds chirping? The chirping you hand over to me!
Price: $450.00

Lee Chul Soo : An Agricultural Aphorism: "Take a Rest!" at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

An Agricultural Aphorism: "Take a Rest!"

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2004
Edition : 41
Size: 17 3/4 x 20 1/2 sheet size
Description: Poem | A moving seed cannot sprout. Stay calm.
Price: $450.00

Lee Chul Soo : As You Sow at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

As You Sow

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2003
Edition : 33
Size: 18 1/4 x 27 3/4 sheet size
Description: Poem | Reap as you sow|||And if there is no more greed|||You will be calm
Price: $600.00

Lee Chul Soo : The Blue Cliff Record at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

The Blue Cliff Record

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2003
Edition : 30
Size: 14 x 24 1/2 sheet size
Price: $550.00

Lee Chul Soo : Cuckoo at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Cuckoo

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2003
Edition : 44
Size: 21 1/2 x 31 sheet size
Description: Poem | A large cuckoo flew into the night sky, just like a shooting star which crosses slowly through the darkness.
Price: $700.00

Lee Chul Soo : Dandelion

Lee Chul Soo

Dandelion's Night Sky

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2004
Edition : 53
Size: 24 x 28 1/2 sheet size
Description: Poem | Today the whole universe seems to exist only for you.
Price: $700.00

Lee Chul Soo : Dandelion at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Dandelion

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2003
Edition : 27
Size: 18 1/4 x 21 1/4 sheet size
Description: Poem | Early in the spring, the dandelion has not yet blossomed. The mind already sees its spores flying away.
Price: $450.00

Lee Chul Soo : Drinking Tea in the Rain at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Drinking Tea in the Rain

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2002
Edition : 33
Size: 24 x 13 1/2 sheet size
Description: Poem | On a drizzly day, we drank red tea outside in the rain. 
Price: $450.00

Lee Chul Soo : Happy Birthday! 1 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Happy Birthday! 1

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2009
Edition : 35
Size: 25 x 25 sheet size
Description: Poem | When born from the universe of our mother, We meet our mother in the starry space again. We all have our soul's umbilical cord connected to it.
Price: $700.00

Lee Chul Soo : A Homebound Ship at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

A Homebound Ship

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2003
Edition : 40
Size: 21 x 24 1/2 inches
Description: Poem | On the water a ship was returning, After sailing in the wode open space, to a small house.
Price: $550.00