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Persimmon Tree Wood Rounded Vase with Natural Holes
Persimmon Tree Wood Rounded Vase with Natural Holes
Persimmon Tree Wood Rounded Vase with Natural Holes
Persimmon Tree Wood Rounded Vase with Natural Holes
Persimmon Tree Wood Rounded Vase with Natural Holes
Persimmon Tree Wood Rounded Vase with Natural Holes
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Persimmon Tree Wood Rounded Vase with Natural Holes

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Artist: Kim Min Wook
Persimmon Tree Wood
Dimensions: 8W x 9H x 7 opening

A rounded persimmon wood vase in artist Kim Min Wook’s signature style, highlighting a natural and organic shape. Kim Min Wook values transparency in his work and his life and helps his collectors see the true core of a tree’s life by uncovering its story. The black coloration is due to bacterial infection – the color surrounds the naturally occurring holes on the sides. If you look inside the vase, you'll see that the artist filled a lengthwise crack with copper, a beautiful glint saved for those who seek it out. Kim Min Wook’s works have cracks and knots and grain. We believe it’s much less burdensome to show the rings of your age, your seasons, and the beauty and vulnerability that comes from your most bitter winters. 1 of 1.

The product(s) you receive might vary slightly from the product picture due to the nature of your product(s) being 100% handmade. Any item you purchase is one of a kind. There are no two items that are exactly the same.

Care: Dust when needed. Extremely fragile, please lift from below.

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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 it’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 other’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, “Even 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.” Kim Min Wook’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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