June 14, 2012

Mind-blowing portraits made from wire mesh

Starting with a sheet of wire mesh, Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park creates these meticulous works of art by superimposing a photographic image onto it with a projector. Using a subtractive technique, Park slowly snips away areas of mesh from each layer from the darkest parts of the image to the lightest. Each layer of mesh is spaced a few finger widths apart, giving the portraits visual depth. (The videos below do the explanation better justice.)

Man, I would love to see these in person!