Chain Figure

Crouched and Posed Figures Formed From Hundreds of Welded Bike Chains

You may think the only use for bike chains is to help a bike function properly, but a Korean artist has found a fresh and beautiful use for them: Young-Deok Seo creates works of art using clay and bike chains. The finished projects are humans in various positions and thought. With names like “Anguish”, “Meditation” and “Nirvana”, the statues evoke a sense of stillness and thought. The process Young-Deok Seo goes through takes a while, but the end result is worth it.

Key Takeaways:

  • He first begins with a sketch, which he then digitizes to create a 3D model.
  • Despite the many bends and curves of the chains’ hinges, the final forms perfectly outline the intricate details of human ears, torsos, and hands.

“The Korean artist as an upcoming solo exhibition curated by Liquid Art System at Abbazia della Misericordia in from late March to mid-April 2019.”

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