Wire mesh portraits (9 images, 2 videos)

Posted by on April 17, 2012 in Portraits, Sculpture

I’m sort of at a loss for words when it comes to these portraits made of wire mesh by sculptor Seung Mo Park.  This great description from Christopher over at Colossal sums it up pretty well:

“Using a process that could be the new definition of meticulous, Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park creates giant ephemeral portraits by cutting layer after layer of wire mesh. Each work begins with a photograph which is superimposed over layers of wire with a projector, then using a subtractive technique Park slowly snips away areas of mesh. Each piece is several inches thick as each plane that forms the final image is spaced a few finger widths apart, giving the portraits a certain depth and dimensionality that’s hard to convey in a photograph…(click here to read more)

Wow.  Sometimes the thought of brushing my teeth before bed seems tedious and exhausting to me, I can’t imagine trying to do something like this.