What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Flora as Fauna:


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Kang Dong Hyun

Creating metal branch sculptures worthy of Edward Scissorhands, Korean artist Kang Dong Hyun is exploring the world of fauna using flora. Each figure is communicated using only its most essential elements – facial features, feet, horns, and silhouettes, all represented using branch shapes. The clever spareness of the details combined with the unexpected use of branches to form animals is such a refreshing surprise! They feel to me like the hope of spring (which I could really use right about now).

You can see more of Hyun’s beautiful, evocative work on Instagram.

All images property of Kang Dong Hyun.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

20 thoughts on “Flora as Fauna:

  1. Those are some of the amazing metal works I’ve seen… Gorgeous details in each one of them. Thank you, for sharing. 🙂

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  2. I went to his web page but didn’t find an answer. How does he attach one item to the next. Solder or something else. No matter all of them are beautiful works. Hal

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  3. What a clever idea. I love this.

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  4. Interesting and unique concept. I’ve never seen anything like this art.

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  5. These are so beautiful and so clever. I love the combination of the branch/tree forms and the silhouettes of animals. I am especially drawn to the whale and the rhino.

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  6. It’s fascinating how such airy structures can still embody such a feeling of solidity. Beautiful!

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