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footed black walnut plate in an asymmetrical shape. Handmade by Korean artist Heum Namkung.
footed black walnut plate in an asymmetrical shape. Handmade by Korean artist Heum Namkung.
footed black walnut plate in an asymmetrical shape. Handmade by Korean artist Heum Namkung.
footed black walnut plate in an asymmetrical shape. Handmade by Korean artist Heum Namkung.
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Black Walnut Asymmetrical Footed Plate

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Artist: Heum Namkung
Black Walnut
Dimensions: 10.75L x 8.25W x 1.25H

Artist Heum Namkung finds his deepest peace in nature and is heavily influenced by the shapes he sees around him: Leaves, seeds and rocks, stalks of grass and flowing water. In the Asymmetrical Footed Plate, the artist follows the tree’s lead and moves his design around its grain to showcase its innate beauty, letting the tree maintain its dignity in life and in its newfound form. Plate is slightly lifted onto three tiny feet and finished with a slight natural oil. An heirloom to be passed down for generations.

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Care: Dust when needed and use a natural oil or wax twice a year if needed. 
Namu Home Goods Heum Namkung black walnut oval footed vessel

“Over time, cracks will show in the wood. The color may change. Like my black hair that turns white, I want my work to change with me.”

Artist Heum Namkung spent 30 years working as an industrial engineer. When work felt burdensome, he would spend time in nature and feel his stress melt away. As he healed from decades of stress, Namkung began his second career as a woodworker. Much of the wood the artist sources are from his hikes and uses branches that have already fallen due to natural causes. If you look at Namkung’s work, you’ll notice the more intricate the wood’s grain, the simpler his design. It is in this lack of ego that the artist acts as an agent of the wood. He lets the wood lead. Namkung does not stamp his name on his work for this very reason. The shapes of his work mirror shapes found in nature – leaves and seeds and rocks – and he tries his best to showcase wood’s innate beauty with a simple oil or wax to enhance the natural color of wood. The artist’s wish is to see each of his pieces grow in age with him as a living object. “Over time, cracks will show in the wood. The color may change. Like my black hair that turns white, I want my work to change with me.”

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