What this South Korean artist makes using discarded tree trunks and branches is absolutely outstanding.
South Korean artist Jae-Hyo Lee has made a name for himself in the art industry by using natural materials to create stunning pieces of art.
Lee has made many of his pieces using just branches and trunks from discarded trees that he has re-purposed to suit his needs. “I make artworks with materials around me that I can manipulate. Usually those materials are from nature,” said Lee.
Lee takes the wood from those trees and chars each individual piece of wood as he creates his sculptures, and then polishes the pieces that show. Not only does this create a smooth, visually appealing surface, but also a stark contrast between the charred black, and the polished wood.
Many of Lee’s sculptures are are shown in museums, but others are also working pieces of furniture that are able to be used.
The amount of effort that goes into these pieces of art is so substantial that it would be unreasonable for most of us to even consider owning one, but any of these pieces would make an amazing addition to any woodsman’s house or cabin.
Amazing work no matter how you look at it. But to me it makes it even better because it comes from nature and still looks like it belongs in nature.
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