Inwood Hill Park Enigma – The Art of Young Jee

BY Led Black (@Led_Black)

The Art of Young Zee - Inwood Hill Park Enigma

This past weekend, I was walking in my absolute favorite spot Uptown, Inwood Hill Park, when I came across one of Young Jee’s latest natural art installations. No, Young Jee is not a rapper as his name might imply. Young Jee is an older Asian man who frequents the parks and creates these art installations in the woods of Inwood Hill Park.

The Parks Department is not too keen on his work and ends up removing it once they find it. Young Jee comes right back to the same spot and conjures up more art from leaves, twigs and vines. The pictures below are his most recent work and differ somewhat from the art that I saw just a month ago.

Young Jee's Art of Nature in Inwood Hill Park Inwood

Young Jee passed away in August 26th, 2012 but the artist remains alive in the minds of those who encountered his sublime work in the wilds of that magnificent park.

Check out:

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  • Tom
    May 3, 2012 at 7:12 am

    So glad to find out even a little more about this artist’s wonderful work. I’m always on the lookout for it when I take a walk in the woods here. It’s been a pleasure to watch his style grow and adapt over the years and with each season. Parks Department is probably worried about “vandalism,” but I hope they continue to show leniency and allow park goers to enjoy his ephemeral, natural art.

  • Paris Kirby
    December 3, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Hi there,

    I am an artist/curator based in Auckland, New Zealand.
    I am currently working on publishing a book titled ‘Relationships with Nature’

    Could I please include your images of Young Jee’s work and your written response?

    Please message me if you would like some more information- due date is only 10 days from now!

    [email protected]

    Thank you.