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Young-Deok Seo - “Meditation 1”

Korean sculptor Young-Deok Seo has become known for using bike chains as his medium of choice, and uses them to create amazing sculptures of the human figure. He spends months at a time piecing discarded and purchased chains together to create his forms of faces, heads and bodies. Seo intends for his bike chain sculptures to be a metaphor for the way our mechanical society can cause contamination in the human body. Each part of the chain is considered to be a human cell, which he uses to form his figures. One of our favorite pieces of Seo’s is his over 7-foot high head sculpture called “Meditation 1,” which he created in 2011.

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