Artist Created Stylish Wood Sculptures from Discarded Tree Trunks and Branches
Artist Created Stylish Wood Sculptures from Discarded Tree Trunks and Branches. Jae-Hyo Lee a South Korean artist who lives in “Yangpyeong” with his artist wife “Cha Jong Rye”, uses organic materials like wood to make large-scale, sculptural pieces that favor both form and function.
The artist mainly focuses on geometric shapes, like the sphere, and in some way manages to transform tree trunks and substantial branches into flawlessly formed globes, columns, and furniture-like objects. Lee said I know very well, that I am enough able to make artwork with materials around me that I can manipulate. Normally these materials are from nature.
Therefore, when it comes to his wood sculptures, I normally forgo exclusive, rare trees in favor of scraps from cheap or abandoned specimens, explaining, and I strongly believe you can get more of a “wow effect” when you make a prominent piece from every day, common materials. In order to achieve the striking, smooth look of sculptures, the 50-year-old “Lee” engulfs each piece in flames until the wood is charred black.
After that, he polishes the surface until the outer wood pieces gleam glowingly, contrasting sharply with the dark color of the scorched interior. The artist is usually displayed in museums, galleries, and the lobbies of high-end hotels, there is an elegant, pristine quality of organic work that belies the grueling manual labor that went into the creation of apiece sculpture.