ONE man’s ability to turn the simple task of writing one’s name into a work of art has been dazzling shoppers at Centro Wodonga this week.
John Lee has been practising a traditional Korean form of calligraphy known as hyukpil, for 41 years, travelling across 53 countries to showcase his talent.
Hyukpil, otherwise known as leather brush art, has been practised for 1200 years.
The colourful and intricate drawings take Mr Lee only a matter of minutes to create, but are able to create a lasting impression.
“I’ve been drawing since I was five years old,” Mr Lee said.
“Every day, all I do is draw.
“I get to meet new people each day, I love it.”
Each letter Mr Lee draws in elaborately crafted names carries a different meaning, depending on the design.
Mr Lee wants to tell a different story for each person.
“Each letter and each stroke is meaningful, that’s something I want to convey to the people that I meet.”
Mr Lee and his business Rainbow Calligraphy will be at Centro Lavington next week, and in Centro Albury the following week.