Korean artist Kang Dong Hyun constructs hollow animal sculptures from a system of metallic branches.
His works often have a high concentration of these sprig-like elements constructing the animal’s face, which allow the distinguishing characteristics of his house cats, birds, bulls, and elephants to take form.
In one particular piece a lion’s full facial features are brought to life through his network of sculpted twigs, a furrowed brow projecting a look of worry or remorse.
When placed outdoors, each sculpture takes on a new life of its own as the sun hits its reflective surface.
You can see more of Kang’s interpretations of the animal kingdom at My Modern Met.