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 : Death Penalty? at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Death Penalty?

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2007
Edition : Edition of 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 : Edition of 34
Size: 11 x 15 inches
Price: $450.00

Lee Chul Soo : The Flower Comes and stays in Bloom Until It Gets Dark at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

The Flower Comes and stays in Bloom Until It Gets Dark

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2005
Edition : Edition of 47
Size: 11 x 14 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 : Edition of 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 : Edition of 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 : Edition of 31
Size: 14 x 18 inches
Price: $550.00

Lee Chul Soo : A Good Day at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

A Good Day

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2003
Edition : 8/33
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 : 7/40
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 : 7/41
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 : 7/41
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 : 10/33
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 : 7/30
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 : 7/44
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 : 7/53
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 : 7/27
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 : 7/33
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 : 7/35
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 : 7/40
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

Lee Chul Soo : On Buddha

Lee Chul Soo

On Buddha's Birthday

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2003
Edition : 7/29
Size: 24 x 12 1/4 sheet size
Price: $500.00

Lee Chul Soo : The Perfect World at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

The Perfect World

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2003
Edition : 7/24
Size: 10 1/2 x 24 sheet size
Description: Poem | A one-legged frog is swimming around. You, as you are now, are perfect.
Price: $500.00

Lee Chul Soo : A Place for Practice at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

A Place for Practice

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2003
Edition : 8/24
Size: 24 x 15 sheet size
Description: Poem | Oh you, the seeker of the Way, Are you still living at that address? Why don't you move out of there for your own life?
Price: $550.00

Lee Chul Soo : Shopping at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Shopping

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2000
Edition : 11/17
Size: 13 x 16 inches
Description: Poem | A downpour of rain! Bar codes fell like a downpour. We walked through them.
Price: $600.00

Lee Chul Soo : A Snowy Path at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

A Snowy Path

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2002
Edition : 23/45
Size: 17 3/4 x 23 3/4 sheet size
Description: Poem translation: I walked on a snowy path|||My own quiet path|||In a white world
Price: $550.00

Lee Chul Soo : Song of Life at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Song of Life

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2003
Edition : 32/33
Size: 18 x 21 1/4 sheet size
Description: Poem | On a snowy day, in the little basket, the seeds wait for spring.
Price: $450.00

Lee Chul Soo : To the Land at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

To the Land

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2003
Size: 21 x 24 3/4 sheet size
Description: Poem | A boat is coming through the choppy water. Little boat is coming, running to the unshakable land.
Price: $550.00

Lee Chul Soo : Shopping - the Sacred House at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Shopping - the Sacred House

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2009
Edition : 7/25
Size: 21 x 24 sheet size
Description: Poem | We made a pilgrimage to a sacred house. Thanking for the material blessings we had received. We gladly donated our offerings. Filled with joy, We came out of it.
Price: $550.00

Lee Chul Soo : Standing Face to Face at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Standing Face to Face

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2009
Edition : 7/20
Size: 18 3/4 x 21 1/2 sheet size
Description: Poem | We were afraid of you. That's why we risked our lives.
Price: $450.00

Lee Chul Soo : The Orchid of the Troublesome Times 1 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

The Orchid of the Troublesome Times 1

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2009
Edition : 7/20
Size: 18 x 21 sheet size
Description: Poem | "Heart" This is one word. To safeguard it is better than trying to save life.
Price: $450.00

Lee Chul Soo : From Here at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

From Here

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2008
Edition : 7/20
Size: 11 x 32 sheet size
Description: Poem | Off the bowstring, it is right in empty space. Off the river bank, it is right on the water. Only moving from here to there, Without resting, as at the beginning.
Price: $600.00

Lee Chul Soo : The Gift at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

The Gift

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2007
Edition : 7/25
Size: 18 x 20 3/4 sheet size
Description: Poem | I heare that some people send a parcel containing a bomb... -Kwon Jeongsaeng
Price: $450.00

Lee Chul Soo : Eyes Inside of Me Too at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Eyes Inside of Me Too

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2005
Edition : 10/36
Size: 21 x 24 3/4 sheet size
Description: Poem | There are eyes inside of me too. Life, peace.
Price: $550.00

Lee Chul Soo : Yin and Yang at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Yin and Yang

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2003
Edition : 7/32
Size: 14 1/4 x 24 1/4 sheet size
Description: Poem | Near at the same time Far.
Price: $550.00

Lee Chul Soo : A Working Day at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

A Working Day

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2000
Edition : 15/40
Size: 33 x 38 inches
Price: $1700.00

Lee Chul Soo : Early Evening Stars at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Early Evening Stars

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2003
Edition : 6/34
Size: 16 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches
Description: Poem | After working in the field we met under the starry sky. I wish we were little stars.
Price: $600.00

Lee Chul Soo : Medicine Dates at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Medicine Dates

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 1996
Edition : 12/35
Size: 21 x 17 3/4 sheet size
Price: $450.00

Lee Chul Soo : Travel Diary of East River 1 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Travel Diary of East River 1

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2003
Size: 18 x 17 inches
Price: $600.00

Lee Chul Soo : Travel Diary of the East River 2 at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Travel Diary of the East River 2

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2003
Edition : 7/40
Size: 24 1/2 x 28 sheet size
Description: Poem | Excuse Me. We must fross this river. Please excuse us. We will go as quietly as possible.
Price: $700.00

Lee Chul Soo : A Big Book - a Day in Spring at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

A Big Book - a Day in Spring

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2009
Edition : 7/30
Size: 21 1/2 x 24 3/4 sheet size
Description: Poem | I hear you are reading. Nothing is better than studying. But some books are too big to bring into the room. I just dropped by since the flowers were so beautiful today.
Price: $550.00

Lee Chul Soo : Like the Scent of a Lilac at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Like the Scent of a Lilac

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 1999
Edition : 15/30
Size: 23 1/4 x 21 1/2 sheet size
Description: Poem | On a day filled with lilac scent, I look up at the night's stars proliferating the sky, Tonight the stars embrace me like a sweet fragrance.
Price: $550.00

Lee Chul Soo : The Large Dharma Hall at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

The Large Dharma Hall

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2004
Edition : 7/38
Size: 17 3/4 x 20 3/4 sheet size
Price: $450.00

Lee Chul Soo : The Picture Behind the Buddha Statues at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

The Picture Behind the Buddha Statues

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2004
Edition : 7/40
Size: 17 3/4 x 20 1/2 sheet size
Price: $450.00

Lee Chul Soo : At Sunset at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

At Sunset

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2003
Edition : 8/63
Size: 20 3/4 x 24 1/4 sheet size
Price: $550.00

Lee Chul Soo : A Stone Wall at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

A Stone Wall

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 1997
Edition : 14/28
Size: 20 1/2 x 24 1/4 sheet size
Description: Poem | You cannot take stones from the support of the upper ones. If you miss one you miss all.
Price: $550.00

Lee Chul Soo : A Weather Forecast at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

A Weather Forecast

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2003
Edition : 7/30
Size: 18 x 24 1/4 sheet size
Description: Poem | The forecast called for snow. The sky is clear. The two originally had nothing to do with each other.
Price: $550.00

Lee Chul Soo : The Starry Night Sky at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

The Starry Night Sky

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2004
Edition : 7/41
Size: 24 1/4 x 29 1/4 sheet size
Description: Poem | Looking at the starry night sky, I think of something that was born in a place far away and is returning to a place far away.
Price: $700.00

Lee Chul Soo : Little Things at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Little Things

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2003
Size: 21 x 25 sheet size
Description: Poem | You ought to love the world little by little, little things.
Price: $550.00

Lee Chul Soo : Touch-Me-Not Autumn at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Touch-Me-Not Autumn

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2003
Edition : 7/28
Size: 20 1/2 x 24 sheet size
Description: Poem | An autumn day when the touch-me-nots burst, sending their seeds away.
Price: $550.00

Lee Chul Soo : Snowing Flowers at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Snowing Flowers

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2004
Edition : 7/44
Size: 20 1/2 x 24 1/4 sheet size
Price: $550.00
Poem | Now the sky doesn't seem to have a mind to snow...

Lee Chul Soo : Sunshine - the Birth of Trees at Davidson Galleries

Lee Chul Soo

Sunshine - the Birth of Trees

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2004
Edition : 7/30
Size: 18 x 21 sheet size
Price: $450.00