In my work, “Segment Series,” art, design and craft are fused together.
The design process and artistic approach of my works have been completed by the wood craft based on understandings and profound research on material.
Through all this processes, what I pursue is that my works bring new experiences to every generation which can be accumulated over generations.
Children like to squeeze into a small, dark and comfortable place. Because of the memory of having stated with easiness and security in their mother’s womb for 10 months, they look for the same one unconsciously.
When they reach to adulthood, those feelings disappear through education. However, the feelings come to the surface when we become exhausted and tired in difficult situation.
I design it for the relaxation of our body and mind.
In morphological approach of it, I tried to start from simple design of bowl for the optical easiness. If we tried to use a huge timber for it, there would be a big loss as we shave inside for the shape with structural defect. For the complementary process, I try new approach of it.
I precisely calculated each pieces and try them to come together into newly designed structure. I did not use any hardware for them to be structured into one, but did to knit them together by dispersing the weight into each pieces so that the pressure does not load to a specific part of it. Eventually it could reach to a structural firmness.
This new process completes perfect structural solidity and formative aesthetic, minimizing the loss of materials.
art + design + craft