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Han Seok Hyun. MING Studios and the Idaho Botanical Garden celebrate the opening of Han Seok Hyun's large scale sculptural work, "Reverse Rebirth" a new, permanent artwork in the Idaho Botanical Garden on July 28, 2018.

As an artist in residence at MING Studios, Han Seok Hyun connected with the Boise community through gathering furniture and cast off wood pieces, which were 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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Han Seok Hyun - Reverse-Rebirth
Han Seok Hyun. MING Studios and the Idaho Botanical Garden celebrate the opening of Han Seok Hyun's large scale sculptural work, "Reverse Rebirth" a new, permanent artwork in the Idaho Botanical Garden on July 28, 2018.<br />
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As an artist in residence at MING Studios, Han Seok Hyun connected with the Boise community through gathering furniture and cast off wood pieces, which were 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.