Site #10 - Lotus
Wood and Steel, 18 ft. h. x 36 in. dia. Artist: Jae-Hyo Lee, South Korean, b. 1965, Hapchen, South Korea living in Yangpyeong, South Korea
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South Korean artist Jae-Hyo Lee conveys a profound reverence for nature in ‘Lotus’ - a towering conical form meticulously constructed of charred Korean pine. Lee is recognized worldwide for his elegant large-scale sculptures created with organic materials such as wood, leaves, branches and stone. Through labor-intensive processes Lee shapes these media into highly stylized forms often finishing his burntwood surfaces by embedding hundreds even thousands of bent, steel nails and bolts.
Additional works by this artist can be seen on display at the Sarasota Herald Tribune building on Main Street in downtown Sarasota January 8 through May 30, 2014.