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Mini Korean Chestnut Tray
Mini Korean Chestnut Tray
Mini Korean Chestnut Tray
Mini Korean Chestnut Tray
Mini Korean Chestnut Tray
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Mini Korean Chestnut Tray

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Kim Min Wook
Chestnut
Dimensions: 9.5W x 2.5H

Our Mini Turned Korean Chestnut Wood Trays is a meditation on trees and their endless, selfless gifts. We recommend using our trays with something equally meditative โ€“ perhaps a tea ceremony or time shared with loved ones. Kim Min Wook values meditation and in fact, he moved to his hometown of Busan on the southernmost point of Korea to be near the ocean, the birds, and of course the trees. The outcome of his meditation are these usable art-pieces, and we hope you feel the artist's meditative energy when you use them. This tray has naturally occurring holes and is finished with an ancient practice of burning wood to make it stronger and more durable. 1 of 1.

Care: Dust or wipe with a barely damp cloth when needed.
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The final product is beautiful, but the process is sweat and work and ultimately, in incredibly amount of effort.

Kim Min Wook has always had a fascination with making things beautiful, and feels that itโ€™s in his DNA. The artist gravitated towards woodworking and has always had an affinity for trees. They are the longest living and tallest living thing on the planet, afterall. While some people like the feel dirt in their hands, and otherโ€™s like water, Kim liked the feel of wood. After taking a woodworking class with 20 other students, Kim was only one of only three students to become a woodworker. It was in this class he realized he was different. While most people think about how they can transform wood to make something for themselves, Kim always tried to revive the innate beauty of the tree. Kim says, โ€œEven if my talent is lacking, wood is so beautiful it makes up for where I lack. It fixes me in places, and compensates for my shortcomings. I follow where the wood takes me, I leave my own ambition at the door.โ€ Kim Min Wookโ€™s works are extraordinarily light in comparison to the huge log that he starts with and oftentimes, a block of wood can go from 80 pounds to 1 pound (he works with his father to carry these large pieces of lumber). Stripping away that much wood takes an enormous amount of work. The final product is beautiful, but the process is sweat and work and ultimately, in incredibly amount of effort.

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