Korean Traditional Door Patterns 2023 


- Lasercut on bass wood
- Size: 3.5 x 7.5 x 1.5” / Edition of 5 (two volume edition)


작품을 소장한 곳:

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Cynthia Sears Collection
Rollins College, Olin Library
University of Florida, Smathers Library


The beauty of Korea’s traditional doors, 

windows and its patterns are presented in this work 

in the form of a book,

inspired by my father, an intangible cultural heritage in Korea.


The diverse traditional patterns each have different meanings to them,

and this art piece is a selected collection of those good fortune made 

into one book.


 In Korea, there is no distinction in the traditional door and window, 

 only its purpose and that is expressed in  the two sets of the book. 


 The vertical binding book represent Korea’s traditional doors 

 whereas the horizontal binding book represent windows. 


 The patterns are displayed in two forms,  

for a complete and a closer detailed view.