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Lee draws color inspiration from painters like Marlene Dumas, Chaim Soutine, Cy Twombly, and Kandinsky. Film has also been a big influence, specifically the blurry city lights and dark glow of the opening credits in Taxi Driver and the desaturated look of Godard’s Weekend. Of the pink, she says she often mixes it with more somber hues: “I probably rejected a lot of my femininity for so many years, and now I’m like, fuck it. I’m embracing it.”