THE PEBBLES ON THE SMOOTH SURFACE ARE AN OLD RESULT THAT HUMANS CANNOT FEEL OVER TIME. THEY ALSO EXPRESS NATURAL RESULTS BY CUTTING DOWN TREES TO EXPERIENCE THE PASSAGE OF TIME THROUGH WORK. WHEN FURTHER REFINED, THE TREES PRODUCE NEW GRAINS. WHEN GRAINS ARE COLORED, THEY SLOWLY, NATURALLY DARKEN AND BRIGHTEN. THE STONE MADE OF THIS IS BALANCED IN ITS MOST IDEAL FORM BY HIS FORMING LANGUAGE. SCULPTURES MADE BY NATURE LOOK DANGEROUS AND CAN BE REBORN AS THREE-DIMENSIONAL FIGURES WITH A CENTER OF GRAVITY.
THE FIGURE MAKES VIEWERS THINK FIRST ABOUT WHETHER IT IS REALLY MADE OF PEBBLES. TO EXPERIENCE A CONFUSING SENSE OF STRANGENESS, WHETHER IT BE STONE OR WOOD, TO MAKE MANY CRAFTSMEN AND WRITERS MORE INTUITIVELY AWARE OF THE ARTIFACTS THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING ON, TO THINK DEEPLY ABOUT THEIR WORK AND TO IMMERSE THEMSELVES IN A LONELY MIND, IT NATURALLY MOVES ITS GAZE TOWARD THE PERSON, ENTERS THE SPIRITUAL WORLD NATURALLY, AND ESCAPES FROM REALITY FOR A WHILE.
JUST AS THE LAST STONE OF STONE BALANCE WAS PLACED IN THE IMMERSION SERIES, IT HAS PRACTICALITY FOR VIEWERS TO SEE AND DRAW THE MOVEMENT OF FURNITURE AND EVENTUALLY COMPLETE THE WORK WITH A PHYSICAL EXPERIENCE THAT THEY SIT DOWN TO ENJOY SOLITUDE.
HOW IT’S MADE
EBONIZED ASH, OXIDIZED RED OAK, BLEACHED MAPLE.
L 45 CM / W 55 CM / H 40CM
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Korean furniture artist Lee Yechan (1998) majored in furniture design at Gongju National University and is currently producing unique sculptural furniture pieces, with a distinguished plastic concept hidden in their form. The artist is working on sculptures that can stimulate the user’s senses and convey discriminatory senses, allowing them to take the time of slowly and silent thinking – meditation.
The artist is exploring various formations found in nature, and deliberately reveals contradictions between them and their made materials. Often playing with the sensations of balance and instability, sometimes mimicking the fragile positions of stones stack on top of each other. In some Asian cultures, it represents a sign of good fortune and balancing out conflicting energies.
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