Feel the harmony of nature, life and arts in Maemuldo! Maemuldo. The island of light and wind!

Sea Dreamtree

Artist Introduction

Mr. Kim Un-gyeong began creating various installation artworks in Korea, Barcelona, Belgium, France and in many other countries. He is regarded as an artist who “resembles the soil of Korean ground” and in 2005, he used people-friendly item, pinwheels in his work, ‘Windy Hill’ which is now installed in Imjingak.

Work Introduction

It is a cone-shaped work that is 5 meters high that immediately attracts public’s gaze. He symbolized the sea, wave and various living things in Maemuldo and the work entertains many people because the parts of the work are made to rotate and shake gently in the wind.


  • Material : stainless steel
  • Height : 7m (7,000mm)
  • Diameter : 2.5m (2,800mm)
  • Weight : 2t (2,000kg)

A story behind the production of this work

Based on a final sketch that the people of Tongyeong approved, he created a 3D model to build an actual work.

< 3D modeling to create an actual work>

< 3D modeling no. 2 to create an actual work >

The work was completed in a special production workshop under Mr. Kim’s supervision

< Making process>

Installing the work

After some discussions between Tongyeong City’s authorities and the villagers, the work was installed in a right place where it can be seen easily from the sea but not in a place where the seaweed drying and other work in the island are not disturbed.

<Final decision on installation site >

To secure the stability of the work, concrete base 50 cm deep was placed and six stainless steel plates were hooked up with M16 anchor bolts and was welded in place.

< concrete base >

< underpart structure >

The artist and the all the people of the village participated in Gosa(shamanistic ritual in which food is offered to the spirits in order to avoid misfortune and bring good luck) and installation so the entire project was not a simple delivery of product by the artist but a beginning of a priceless relationship and communion between the work and the village. Through these processes, the villagers will cherish the work more and will work hard for maintenance of the work in the future.

< Work installation / Gosa & Village banquet >

< Marin/overland transportations of the work >