Those have been created to explore the concept of “Residue.” I used the objects to show how the things that don’t seem to have much value at first glance could be much more upon a closer look. While thinking about the concept, I saw the kiwa left in the temple. Koreans tend to write their wishes on Kiwa. But that Kiwa is abandoned here and there. It was the moment when the motive was chosen.
This incense tray focuses on how the ashes of an incense stick is collected on the tray rather than how the sticks are held from the incense tray like most other designs. Using an image of Kiwa stacked, I made a pattern of the tray surface in order to collect ash of incense abstractly every different time. It can show that the ashes we tend to throw away can become the art on this tray.
Title: Kiwa tray
Object: Incense tray
Design: Bumki, Song
Photographer : Bumki Song