Bike Chains Welded into the Shape of Human Despair

The tightly-bound sculptures of Korean artist Yeong-Deok Seo are equally impressive and depressing. Impressive in that such detail and texture can be coaxed from something as ordinary as a bicycle chain. Depressing in that these pieces all appear anguished and include titles like Infection – Ego and Addict. Yeah, good times in South Korea. [This Is Colossal]

Bike Chains Welded into the Shape of Human Despair

Addict - Meditation 4


Bike Chains Welded into the Shape of Human Despair

Addict - Meditation 3


Bike Chains Welded into the Shape of Human Despair

Addict - Meditation 3 closeup


Bike Chains Welded into the Shape of Human Despair

Infection - Ego

No bike chains here, only the industrial variety