Lee's design process typically isn't very exact: He starts with an ordinary material and an idea, and creates most of the forms with his hands. But for the copper series, he says, "I had to carefully plan out, in sketches, how to make each piece, because the largest copper plate I can get in Korea is 4 feet by 16 inches." He orders the plates from a local copper factory before bringing them to a welder.
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Lee's design process typically isn't very exact: He starts with an ordinary material and an idea, and creates most of the forms with his hands. But for the copper series, he says, "I had to carefully plan out, in sketches, how to make each piece, because the largest copper plate I can get in Korea is 4 feet by 16 inches." He orders the plates from a local copper factory before bringing them to a welder.