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MING Studios artist-in-residence Han Seok Hyun art talk on July 21, 2018 at Ming Studios in Boise, idaho.

Han Seok Hyun is currently working on a large scale, permanent sculpture at the Idaho Botanical Gardens, "Reverse Rebirth." As an artist in residence at MING Studios, Han Seok Hyun has connected with the Boise community through gathering furniture and cast off wood pieces, which are being used to build up his sculpture.

The work of Korean artist Han Seok Hyun addresses the dichotomy of ''artificial nature,'' calling attention to man’s handling of the natural world observable in contemporary urban environments. In Reverse-Rebirth, Han takes nature into his own hands. Reclaimed wood, discarded furniture, native plants, and locally foraged seeds compose the monumental tree-like sculpture that continuously evolves over time and throughout the seasons. The work reaches for a symbiosis with the given environment, while Han pushes the boundaries of a domesticated relationship with Mother Nature.
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MING Studios artist-in-residence Han Seok Hyun art talk on July 21, 2018 at Ming Studios in Boise, idaho.<br />
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Han Seok Hyun is currently working on a large scale, permanent sculpture at the Idaho Botanical Gardens, "Reverse Rebirth." As an artist in residence at MING Studios, Han Seok Hyun has connected with the Boise community through gathering furniture and cast off wood pieces, which are being used to build up his sculpture. <br />
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The work of Korean artist Han Seok Hyun addresses the dichotomy of ''artificial nature,'' calling attention to man’s handling of the natural world observable in contemporary urban environments. In Reverse-Rebirth, Han takes nature into his own hands. Reclaimed wood, discarded furniture, native plants, and locally foraged seeds compose the monumental tree-like sculpture that continuously evolves over time and throughout the seasons. The work reaches for a symbiosis with the given environment, while Han pushes the boundaries of a domesticated relationship with Mother Nature.