Korean celebrity Kang Dong Hyun creates animal-shaped, metal figurines that look as though they are formed from delicate tree branches and twigs. However, rather than being sculpted and constructed with natural sources–such as the work of traditional hedge artists – Dong Hyun’s animal sculptures are produced from industrial stuff, taking the look of metallic shrubbery.
The dramatic works of three-dimensional artwork depict majestic animals such as lions, elephants, and horses. In one piece, a rhinoceros seems to have grown organically, upwards out of its roots-like silvery hooves. One other piece takes the form of a stooping, bird-like animal, formed from bronchi-like metallic branches, which concentrate along its bottom to reveal its angular shape.
You can view more of Dong Hyun’s incredible sculptures on Instagram.
h/t My Modern Met