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cha jong rye puts a different spin on wood

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At first glance I thought that the Cha Jong Rye’s sculptures were carved from wood, however closer inspection (and the video below) show that what she does is cut shapes from wood, stack and layer the shapes, then sand meticulously to transform the layers into fluid works of art that speak to me of graceful movement.

 

 

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The first few minutes of the video below shows the South Korean artist at work – you can see some of her process and it is fascinating. You also get to see a good portion of her complete body of work and catch a glimpse of how they install one of the large-scale wall pieces.

Cha Jong Rye’s website

 

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