“Every day I make,” says Kong, who immigrated to the U.S. from South Korea nearly 40 years ago. “Big and small, large and narrow, wide ones, high ones, low ones, different colors. I can’t remember how many I’ve made—maybe a couple of thousand.” He began making the collages simply to pass the 12 hours a day he spends working in the store, but it quickly blossomed into a passion.