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Artistic Beds of Nails

Jae-Hyo Lee Makes Mistakes and Nails It With His Art

— April 27, 2009 — Art & Design
Jae-Hyo Lee doesn't see bent nails as a mistake -- he sees them as art.

I could do this. I could do art. When I hammer a nail, it usually bends. My mistake has been to think this is a mistake.

Lee takes bent nails a couple steps further than I probably would. He carves a big hunk o' wood, hammers in hundreds of nails, carefully bends them, then grinds them off to reveal their inner beauty.

Implications - This is not an easy process. It requires Jae-Hyo Lee to scorch the entire surface, so as to achieve a rich black patina, and then grind the nails. Then using the raw silver metal, this allows Lee to "draw a picture on wood using nails."

Regardless of how it's done, Jae-Hyo Lee is an inventive designer with a bright future in his field.
Trend Themes
1. Bent Nail Art - The trend of repurposing bent nails in artistic creations is an opportunity for artists to create unique works and for retailers to sell them as high-end décor items.
2. Black Patina Finish - The trend of using black patina finish as a way to add richness and depth in artwork is an opportunity for innovative artists to create unique pieces that stand out in the market.
3. Organic Sculptures - The trend of creating organic sculptures using natural materials like wood and metal is an opportunity for artists to showcase their creativity and innovativeness and for galleries and collectors to offer unique pieces to their clients.
Industry Implications
1. Art - Art galleries and museums can leverage the trend of bent nail art and organic sculptures to offer unique and exclusive pieces that appeal to collectors and enthusiasts.
2. Home Decor - Specialty stores and boutique retailers can capitalize on the trend of bent nail art and black patina finish to offer high-end and unique décor items that stand out in the market.
3. Furniture Design - Furniture manufacturers and designers can incorporate organic sculptures and bent nail art into their designs to create one-of-a-kind pieces that appeal to consumers looking for unique and distinctive furniture.
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