Impeccable Wire Mesh Portraits

A few months ago, we introduced you to tape artist Max Zorn with his incredible layering technique used to produce astounding portraits made of packaging tape. I was absolutely blown away by his layering method and medium of choice. Equally innovative and using a similar approach, Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park creates remarkably meticulous portraits by cutting into several layers of wire mesh.

Park's sculptural portraits, from his latest series known as Maya, require an understanding of depth perception just as much as the skill to diligently execute the physical task of clipping away at each sheet of mesh wire. With each layer being separated by a few finger widths, the pieces tend to be several inches thick. Using a projected image as his guide, Park sculpts each layer by hand, one small cut at a time. The amount of time that must go into each portrait seems daunting, but the end product is so extraordinary and impressive that it's all worth it.

Check out the video, below, to get a glimpse of the artist's process, including a photo shoot for an image that one of his portraits is based on.

Seung Mo Park on West Collects
via [Colossal, What's This Madness?]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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