'Flying whale', designed like a humpback whale, stands on its centre of gravity and swims gently thanks to a slight breeze or impulse of the hand. The whale moves in all directions, showing its various sides thanks to its irregular movements. The image of the whale swimming has been represented in a natural way, thanks to the careful adjustment of the weight of the whale's body, wings and fins.
After completing a bachelor's and master's degree in woodworking at Hongik University, Sang-yong Lee worked as a furniture designer for about 20 years. He currently teaches at Pusan National University and at Yeungnam University and creates his own craftwork at Hyunjin Seoul, with wood-craftsman Hyunjin Yoon.
"Through the objective correlative, the whale, I projected feelings such as anxiety and longing, created when I was separated from my parents as a child, and through Nahnda Gorae, I tried to represent the utopia that the present self yearns for".
March 2019, Sang-yong Lee
Red pine, walnut, brass and leather
280 x 280 x 380 mm
Weight: 650 grams
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