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Artists and sculptors who work with outdoor elements can present the environment in an interesting way, which can make us see things, even ourselves, differently.

Established conceptual artist Rob Mulholland has constructed many thought provoking exhibitions. A central theme of his  sculptures and public art projects is our interconnection with the natural world.

His work dates back more than 2 decades, and includes installations like Green Man that was shown in Glasgow, Scotland. The massive scene stretched over a space of 300 feet and was made from nearly 300,000 recycled cans.

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More recent works include a series of mirrored sculptures that reflect their outer surroundings. Looking at the human figures that echo their external environment can reveal many things; one being what we put out into the world is what we literally get back in return.

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Image source: robmulholland.co.uk

Natural Talent

Image source: robmulholland.co.uk

Natural Talent

Image source: robmulholland.co.uk

Jung Lee has created simple yet stimulating installations blending semantics, sculpture and photography. Her works Aporia and Day and Night examines human states of emotion revolving largely around faith and relationships.

Looking at her deliberately placed presentations, the use of natural surroundings accompanies the sentiment of a written word, words or phrase. Employing the outside as the element for displaying them adds to the impact and unexpectedly captivates the observer with familiar questions and thoughts.

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Natural Talent

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The series is a bit melancholic in message, yet rooted in the innate human desire to feel, express and question, even if that is in solitude.

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Currently, her work is being shown at the Green Art Gallery in Dubai.

Jae-Hyo Lee, like the above, may be a little hard to label as he is part artist, part sculptor and an ample portion of artisanal crafter. Working with natural materials like wood and outdoor materials he creates unique displays that are both organic and surreal at the same time.

Often using the outdoors as his presentation hall, the natural background and materials fit in but stand out, and are both rough and polished at the same time. Using simple supplies yet intricately forming and displaying them as an addition to the outdoors adds to the complexity of his work.

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Natural Talent

Image source: leeart.name

Artists that present various facets of human experiences within the environment remind of an even deeper connectedness to the natural world. They also hold the power to make us stop and reflect, even if only for a fleeting moment.

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