Twigs and branches produce beautiful trees that emphasize the natural world’s power and beauty. Artist Kang Dong Hyun creates awe-inspiring animal sculptures that are born from intricate systems using the same principle. The Korean artist uses a graphic pattern of branches and paths to create bodies and face characteristics that resemble lions, bears, moose, and other animals.
In Kang’s work, there is a paradox at work. Despite the artist’s use of natural shapes, the spectator can see the stainless steel finish. This aesthetically merges natural branches with man-made fabrication, making them one and the same. The second juxtaposition in the work—animals as twigs—suggests a similar sense of oneness. Humans, animals, and trees are all intertwined on this earth.
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Kang Dong Hyun uses complicated networks of twigs and branches to make metal animal sculptures.
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