Korean Artist Turns Discarded Tree Trunks And Branches Into Art
Discarded wood can be useful, at least that’s what Jae-Hyo Lee thinks while making his wooden sculptures. He uses natural shapes like the globe and the cube, forming them out of wood. However, Lee’s sculptures aren’t solid – the effect is achieved by using a torch on the insides of the statue. The blackened parts contrast with the polished wood, accentuating its coloring and the shapes of the circles.
Jae-Hyo Lee is a Korean artist. His first works were metallic and whimsical, but with time, he started working with the natural materials that surround him, manipulating them to artful ends. Working in a quiet mountain village, he has a house he planned himself, where his earliest pieces are displayed. Jae-Hyo Lee’s rise to fame came when he had to decorate a hotel interior with his sculptures. He actually prefers his art displayed in hotels and other busy places: unlike in galleries, these art pieces are surrounded by people every day.