“I drive countless nails into wood, bend them, grind them and then burn the wood, making nails protrude and at the same time blackening its growth ring and natural color. Glittering metallic nails on the black charcoal become ever more conspicuous. Through this process, I draw a picture on wood using nails” says renowned Korean sculptor Jae Hyo Lee.
Doesn’t his name resembles ‘Jai Ho’ Lee :) ?
I was seriously awe-stuck, looking at this inspiring work !
His groundwork is most broadly realized in wood, an element that he is most familiar with in terms of characteristics, color, height and length. One of his most acclaimed public artworks is the bold wooden sculpture that greets visitors and guests in the lobby of Taipei’s Hyatt hotel :
I like his artwork based on ‘when it comes to good sculpture, though materials and shape may change, the essence will remain the same.’
View Korean sculptor Lee Jae Hyo’s amazing wood sculptures in Google results :)