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Kang Dong Hyun’s Forest of Coexistence: Thousands of Industrial Stainless Steel Sculptures

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“Forest of Coexistence” (2020), stainless steel and urethane paint, 73 x 46 x 11 centimeters. All images © Kang Dong Hyun, shared with permission

In his “Forest of Coexistence” series, Kang Dong Hyun creates animals out of steel. His animals are majestic and powerful animals that have been fused from countless metallic branches. The animals in this woodland are aware of the interdependence between species and the notion that “all life on Earth may lead to an unseen thread.” In these sculptures, Kang considers what it means to be a human being with a conscience in today’s world. We hope you enjoy reading about how he created this series! For more of the artist’s finely articulated creatures, go to Instagram.

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“Forest of Coexistence” (2020), stainless steel and urethane paint, 51 x 80 x 39 centimeters
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“Forest of Coexistence” (2018), stainless steel and urethane paint, 130 x 45 x 85 centimeters
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“Forest of Coexistence” (2021), stainless steel and urethane paint, 68 x 80 x 20 centimeters
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“Forest of Coexistence” (2021), stainless steel and urethane paint, 64 x 36 x 114 centimeters
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“Forest of Coexistence” (2021), stainless steel and urethane paint, 150 x 120 x 50 centimeters
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“Forest of Coexistence” (2019), stainless steel and urethane paint, 300 x 160 x 120 centimeters.