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.