In her photographic series Parts, Nikki Lee explores how intimate relationships affect personal identity. Lee appears in each carefully constructed scene, but subsequently crops her male companions partly out of the picture. As a result, the viewer is left to guess the identity of the missing person and his role in the narrative story. Lee portrays herself slightly different in each photograph in the series, accentuating the artist’s interest in the fluidity of identity and the role of personal relationships in one’s sense of self.