What Korean sculptor, Seung Mo Park, does is break the mold of classic sculpting. He creates gorgeous life-like portraits by cutting layers upon layers of wire mesh. As meticulous as his process is, the end result of his labour is consistently mesmerizing. He first starts his pieces by projecting a photograph onto overlying layers of mesh and then the real work begins. Park achieves his ambitious designs using a subtractive technique in which he steadily cuts away areas of mesh and snips the wires for finer details.
Entitled “Maya” (which translates to “Illusion” in Sanskrit), his latest series lives up to its name. Although it’s hard to see in photographs, each individual artwork is, in fact, several inches thick.
The artist himself.