Though born in Korea, Lee Ufan established his career in Japan. He was one of the leading figures in the Japanese avant-garde movement “mono-ha” before finding international success. This commissioned, site-specific piece was a first for the Gwen Frostic Woodland Shade Garden. It is a classic example of the artist’s Relatum series, juxtaposing the naturally found and industrial encountered. Ufan specifically chose all materials used in this piece.
Lee Ufan. Relatum Forest Path, 2012. Steel and stone, installation (dimensions variable). Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Lee Ufan