November 16, 2010 BY John Kim
Korean artist Kang S. Lee pointed to the Nike Dunk from his own personal sneaker collection for his latest project, creating abstract ceramic sculptures of the classic Nike high-top basketball shoe. Lee’s depicts the evolution of the Nike Dunk over the years by portraying each ceramic sculpture with a unique trademark, whether it be a tonal cement speckling, split in half with meticulous textiles and graphics printed on the interior, or growing spikes on the toe like fungi thriving on a dead tree. Lee certainly has an interesting take on the Nike Dunk but his collection doesn’t stop with that shoe, as he will complete a series of 50-100 different sculptures of kicks from other brands like Converse, adidas, Reebok and Vans. Check out more at design-milk and let us know which sculpture you like best. via FRESHNESS.