Life-Size Steel Sculptures Imagine Complex Root Systems as Human Figures

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Artist Sun-Hyuk Kim takes inspiration from complex root systems found in nature to construct the human form. Each sculptural figure sprouts a branch or sometimes a small tree, appearing to be some type of human-botanic hybrid. The large, stainless steel sculptures feature fragments of faces, headless bodies, and figures crouching towards the ground as if they are overcome by a great weight on their backs.

Kim’s minimalist sculptures allow us to project ourselves onto each of his pieces. They communicate fragility. We all know how it feels to be pulled in different directions and the often-uncomfortable state of growth and change. But in having this knowledge, it connects us together and reminds us that the human experience is vast and ever-changing—just like that of a tree.

Although it can feel like our own problems are insurmountable, Kim intends for his work to show how we’re just one part of the great big world. As a spiritual person, he recognizes a higher power that puts things into perspective. “Everyday, anywhere,” he says, “I realize that we are so little [compared] to the works of God.”

Artist Sun-Hyuk Kim creates stainless steel sculptures that imagine the human form as a complex root system.

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