Mysterious, glowing forms cover hillsides, snake around the edge of rivers, and cascade into the sky in this series of magical landscapes created by Korean photographer Lee Jeong Lok. The project, entitled Decoding Scape, explores the presence of Hangeul characters from the Korean alphabet set directly within natural surroundings.
Lok uses long exposures to produce a glowing halo around the arrangements. In the interpretive scenes, the artist attempts to communicate both through natural visual aesthetics as well as written language. Light and form blend together to produce a powerful conversation between the environment and the letters.
Lok explains, “In this project, I intend to see phonetic letters of Hangeul as ideograms and hieroglyphs, in order to unravel meanings of nature from them and communicate. By observing nature, and furthermore empathizing with it, its linguistic essence can be recognized and visualized into Hangeul symbols.”