Modern art is definitely the field of surprises. Korean artist Kang S. Lee has recently designed a sculpture collection that is particularly intriguing. Inspired by the Nike Dunk sneaker designs, the artist sculpted a series of similar ceramic pieces. But this is just the beginning. Lee is planning on making 50-100 such models and is also considering replicas of other famous brands, such as Vans Original, Converse, and Adidas Superstar. Here is a statement from the designer: My sneaker project, modeled from a limited edition of Nike Dunk from my own collection, participates in the urban sneaker culture through the creative possibilities of the sneaker-form. It also challenges its extremely fast-changing and fame focused scene by using ceramics, one of the most traditional and labor-intensive mediums. Viewers will be able to enjoy the details and patterns on the ceramic sneakers, whilst being able to question what is behind the form by observing the various deformations of the pieces that often engage our emotions. What is your opinion on these unusual sneaker sculptures? Do you think any of these models could make for an indoor decorative element?-via Design Milk