Australian-based artist Paul Kaptein explores the notion of “now” in his wooden sculptures. While beautifully crafted, each piece has something strange about it. Notches and rectangular holes are cut into the figures and show that there’s emptiness to his subjects. His work is metaphor for the present and the uncertainty that goes with it.
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In his personal sculpture garden, Australian artist Bruno Torfs crafts wooden figures that live in the forest. Embracing fantasy, his life-sized works feature delightfully unusual characters. We see things like a bearded wizard carrying an armful of tiny creatures and a young princess riding a unicorn. Torfs incorporates the natural landscape into his art, using tree branches and leaves as a…
Sculptor Randall Rosenthal specializes in turning single blocks of wood into intricately detailed sculptures of ordinary objects. Each piece is carefully and painstakingly whittled down from a solitary woodblock and meticulously painted to give the illusion of anything from a cardboard box full of money to a disheveled stack of comic books.
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Sculptor Morgan Herrin takes his time to perfect each of his hand-carved wooden sculptures. Each piece in the dedicated craftsman's collection takes over a year to complete, resulting in intricately detailed works of art. Using otherwise cheap and disposable materials like construction grade 2x4's, Herrin transforms the recycled lumber into stunning life-size figures infused with…Continue
Austria-born, Germany-based sculptor Mario Dilitz creates realistic figurative sculptures out of wood that evoke an intense sense of vulnerability. The latest piece in the artist's body of work, known as Best Friend, depicts a tender character—a young boy holding onto his teddy bear. Standing atop a short pedestal made of laminated wood in the same likeness as the boy's…Continue
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I’m excited to announce that I’m now contributing to Chevy Culture, a lifestyle and auto site sponsored by Chevrolet. Click through for the full post on Chevy Culture, and come back in the next few weeks and months for…
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Italian artist Bruno Walpoth creates unbelievably lifelike sculptures of people with wood. The rings and knots in each piece of wood that the sculptor works with adds an artistic element to the completed figure. All at once, they mimic the textured imperfections of humans and give a figurative spirit to the trees from which it came.
Having grown up with a lineage of…Continue
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A Matter of Time is an incredible wood sculpture by artist Paul Baliker that features a variety of creatures from the animal kingdom. The massive and intricately detailed piece, which took 6 months to complete, presents itself like a three-dimensional mandala exhibiting the diverse species of life on Earth. The list of animals featured in the sculpture includes…Continue
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Thinkspace gallery has just tipped us off to their online preview of Audrey Kawasaki's latest work. These pieces are currently showcased in a mini-solo exhibition at SCOPE Basel Art Fair in Switzerland. From now to June 16, visit the Thinkspace Booth to see Audrey's gorgeous new pieces where she uses oil and graphite to paint on wood panel. Her originals are selling…Continue
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Cleveland-based sculptor Olga Ziemska works with natural materials like wood and bamboo to create mysteriously figurative installations for her series titled Stillness in motion: The Matka Series. "Matka" means "mother" in Polish and essentially defines the figure that Ziemska recreates. Through this mold of a maternally inclined female, the artist…Continue
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We don't know much about self-taught sculptor Nino Orlandi, but what we do know is that he can create some magnificent stories through his elaborately carved wood. From a very young age, the Italian artist has been passionate about sculpture and, although he had to put it aside for many years, he has spent the past 13 years dedicated to his passion for the art form.
This series of…Continue
The City Series is a collection of wooden sculptures by designer James McNabb that mimics the skyscrapers that make up the New York City skyline. The Philadelphia-based artist uses a band saw to skillfully "sketch" his model metropolises, carving into separate scraps of wood and assembling them together to represent an eclectic mix of buildings.
Initially, the intent behind…Continue
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Budapest, Hungary-born artist Gábor Miklós Szőke graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts only a few years ago, in 2010, yet he's already made a name for himself in the contemporary art world. Throughout the past few years, he's been creating massive sculptures by screwing wooden slats of various sizes together. To give you an idea of just how large his sculptures end…
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Yesterday, we got to see 21 examples of land art that are simply unforgettable. Today, we can expand on that ever-growing list with the works of land artist Jaakko Pernu. The Finnish artist's body of work presents large-scale sculptures produced from elements that originate in natural…
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Steven Shubert just wrote to us to share with his stunning steel wool photography. Though we'd seen this technique done before, Shubert's really stood out because of his interesting choice of backgrounds and his very crisp, well-executed shots. (Especially love the…Continue
Artist Cil Laurens combines the old and the new in her graphic illustrations. Though her subjects depict a contemporary style, she chooses to etch the characters into blocks of wood, which add an antique-like element to the collection. The modern character stylings coupled with the nature-infused imagery on wood make for an interesting visual. The Amsterdam-based artist's…Continue
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