Life of Wood
Joo Hyung Park (South Korea)
Carving wood takes a long time, and I cannot foresee how the wood will react to my carving. The natural pattern it already owned starts to dance slowly as I start to carve. The pattern flows on the wood, and the form I carve gets curvier wishing the pattern to be more alive.
Perfectly carved wood gets two types of patterns. One is the pattern the wood and I created together, and the other is the color pattern created from the last process, applying lacquer, being imperfect. The two patterns meet on my work, and they interflow, coexist, and merge.