Merging cultures with Freda Lee-McCann

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Freda Lee-McCann takes the idea of “the written word as art” quite literally.

Merging cultures with Freda Lee-McCann

Merging cultures with Freda Lee-McCann

Freda Lee-McCann takes the idea of "the written word as art" quite literally.

McCann has given the art form of classical Chinese calligraphy a Western flare. As a Chinese-American navigating the space between two cultures, McCann merges her experience of both cultures in her art.

She combines traditional Chinese landscapes and calligraphy with what she says is a Western art style of collage.

But what she creates gives the inked words new meaning, celebrating centuries of traditional Chinese culture and Western influences.

Check out this week’s Full Frame Close Up with Freda Lee-McCann as she brings new meaning to the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy.