This lectern was made for a remodeled sanctuary in Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church in Horsham, PA.
It was made in memory of my grandmother, Bo Sun Kim who passed away in 2009.
Box Box Box was inspired by the word "Ontology," which stuck with me after attending a poetry slam in Aspen, Colorado. A poet used the word to describe how humans place other humans into categories in order to better understand the world around them, which often simplifies who we are as individuals into hierarchies such as race, sex, religion, et al.
This piece has to do with three vessels, which on appearance (drawer pulls, lids, and form) refuse to be a drawer, box, or cabinet. Each part needs investigation in order to find out what it truly is. The "Box" has a lid that can only be opened when the drawer handle is pulled, the "Drawer" is locked to only be opened when its lid is opened, and the "Cabinet" is made to only hold two specific boxes.
This is probably just about my own stubbornness.
Pencil-Pusher number one tool for pushing pencils.
Fantastic! Traditional Korean brass (78:22 copper and tin) weight is Wonderful-Made by craftsman Celia Armand Smith and turned true American black walnut handle by craftsman Eliot Park.
Made in Portland, OR.
Shoe Rack, 2010
Wanting to create small moments of slowing down, this shoe rack was created for my parents. I added an extra step to pulling one's shoe out of its storage as a reminder to take a moment to be thoughtful before engaging with the rest of the world.
This chair is a reversal of everything that is great about a folding chair: convenience and efficiency. It is about how I often feel an anxiety to rush, get frustrated, and often become careless and thoughtless about my actions with craft and the people around me.
The chair disassembles into many pieces that take awhile to come back together. In its lack of convenience and efficiency it hopes to help me slow down and be more thoughtful.