I make functional objects. From small objects like bowls to lamps or chairs, even though my objects are different shapes and sizes, they are all utilitarian pieces for everyday life. They are made by various metalsmithing techniques, which are different from mass production processes. To fabricate metal structures and apply lacquer on the surfaces, I use both traditional and non-traditional metalsmithing techniques that I practiced for a long time.
I explore the idea of ‘Convergence’ visually and symbolically from an aesthetical perspective of view. The convergence means combining and merging process for two or more elements to become one. It can be a blend of repetitive same elements or different sizes of components and can be a rotation or an accumulation of objects. Moreover, we can also observe the image of convergence from color and contrast of texture.
My practice focuses on creating hollowwares that have two or more elements that are combined with a fabrication technique using sheet metal. The combining process requires a perfect fit of the separated metal objects, and my rigorous metalsmithing process for exquisite fabrication of them eventually allows them to be a single hollow metal piece. The converged objects provide unexpected visual images when two different shapes are crossing or allowing an intersection to each other.
The details from it can be looks different from the perspective of views, and these differences create a possibility for various visual interpretations and geometrical sense of harmony. Consequently, the convergence in my pieces create aesthetically harmonious shape, which is overcoming separation or division. It also provides sense of healing for people today, more than visual aesthetic.