“End of Massive Resistance” public art at Flatiron Park 2023

Norman Lee is the son of immigrants and part of a family that has organized for civil rights and racial justice for three generations, and he sees his artwork as an expression of that legacy. Since becoming a finalist in the World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition, Norman has developed a unique approach to commemoration, defined by a sensitivity to the transcendent and an open, inclusive vision of our society.

Shane and Norman are passionate about helping communities honor difficult histories and recover the voices of those who struggled for justice, freedom and human dignity. They often engage the community as part of the creative process through workshops, interviews, and oral histories. They take a multidisciplinary approach to site-specific projects by working with experts from various fields and using diverse materials, styles, and modalities. RE:site’s body of work includes monuments, commemoratives, suspended artwork, interactive play structures for playgrounds, light sculptures, and technology-based work.

Norman Lee's Artworks and Works-in-Progress

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