Tiny Microcosms Set in “Stone” Sculptures by Song Kang

Carved in Stone rock sculptures by Song Kang

Artist Song Kang imagines tiny microcosms in stone. In her series aptly-titled “Carved in Stone,” she fuses architectural structures onto and into “rocks” (using materials such as reed, plaster, foam, and paper mache). The bridges, stonework, and intricate wooden Cathedral-style windows follow the curves and forms of the rocks themselves and appear distorted in their perspective. It’s only at certain angles do we see what these pieces have to offer, whether that’s the cavernous unknown or decaying cityscapes whose abandoned buildings are being reclaimed by nature. “By becoming part of the surface rather than projecting outwards,” Kang writes, “the architecture becomes almost textural, a relief sculpture.”

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