Randall Rosenthal’s mind-blowing wood carving illusions

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By Denimu in New Art on Wednesday 22 January 2014

This is mindblowing. Randall Rosenthal crafts these works out of a block of pine wood, by chipping away and hollowing out different sections, he is able to create the illusion that it is a box containing money or magazines. A skill like woodworking takes years and Rosenthal has invested that time to be a certifiable […]

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Wood burning and cigar bands: the art of Jason Houchen

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By Denimu in New Art on Monday 13 January 2014

Missouri born, Jason Houchen creates fantastically intricate wood-burnings. I especially love the use of the cigar bands in his work. After graduating in Sculpture, he relocated to LA where he discovered highly influential classical folk art, street, and a burgeoning pop surrealism art scene. Through his wood burnings, sculptures, mixed media and paintings, he has […]

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Fallen Tree bench: an oak meets sleek design

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By Sara Halas in New Design on Friday 13 September 2013

A fallen oak meets sleek design in the Fallen Tree bench, created by designer Benjamin Grain-Dorge. On one side, he supports the bench with branches that are virtually unaltered. On the other, a simple piece of glass. The way he’s found a balance between the two is astounding.

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A world of wooden burgers and floral brains

Cat Madeira Reader Find

By Cat Madeira in New Art on Monday 29 July 2013

Antoni Tudisco, a self-taught 3D digital artist, might only be 21, but his amazing portfolio will leave you impressed and wanting more. His latest works include amazing wooden donuts and golden burgers. The secret to his success: practice, practice, practice.

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Incredible wood sculptures by Tom Eckert

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Wednesday 29 May 2013

Tom Eckert creates these unbelievable hyperrealistic sculptures out of, you guessed it, wood. He makes his art using traditional wood carving methods, and then he paints them to ensure maximum realism. Eckert’s wood sculptures take hyperrealism to a whole new level.

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Stunning wooden replicas of daily objects by Livio De Marchi

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Tuesday 12 February 2013

Venetian artist Livio De Marchi sculpts fascinating and extremely realistic replicas of daily objects, turning them from ordinary to extraordinary. His pieces look so life-like that you’d mistake them for the real thing, like his sculpture of a hanging leather jacket. De Marchi earned instant fame after the completion of his House of Books, which […]

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Wireless computer keyboard built from organic materials

Phil Groman Reader Find

By Phil Groman in New Eco on Wednesday 12 December 2012

Natural Keyboard is a wireless computer keyboard built from organic materials. The body and keys are 100% wood and the frame is covered in imitation moss. The textures creates a tactile sensation while visually defying the standard aesthetic for modern technology products.

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Architectural sculptures by Ted Lott

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Art on Tuesday 28 February 2012

Woodworker Ted Lott makes some really beautiful architectural sculptures that blur the line between gallery artist and traditional craftsman.

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The found object art of Nathan Cordero

Kate Farrall Reader Find

By Kate Farrall in New Art on Wednesday 8 February 2012

Process drives Nathan Cordero’s artwork. Found objects are morphed into complex and striking wood mosaics; words and images are painted, cut, carved and reassembled into stunning artworks. The interplay between large and small scale keeps you looking and enjoying each fresh piece.

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Reptilian wood chip couture by Stefanie Nieuwenhuyse

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Wednesday 4 January 2012

Biomimetic fashion apparel from discarded pieces of plywood, laser-cut with precision and stitched onto unbleached organic cotton. Who would have thought?

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In Praise of Shadows

Randy Arnold Reader Find

By Randy Arnold in Cool Websites on Saturday 26 November 2011

Earlier this year I began a blog as a day to day document of my time designing and working with wood. The photographs that I use for the blog are all recurring subjects: wood, studio, light.

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The incredible wood masks of A.J. Fosik

Pamela Thompson Contributor

By Pamela Thompson in New Art on Saturday 10 September 2011

At first glance, A.J. Fosik’s animal head sculptures look as if they were made of simple paper, when in actuality each is made of wood, carved and colored in vibrant shades of green, blue, red and pinks. Each has its own energy, power and intricacies that envelope and hypnotize the viewer.

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The wood art of Cosme Herrera

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Art on Wednesday 18 June 2008

The work of Brooklyn artist Cosme Herrera is beautiful, subtle and imbued with a deep sense of meaning. ‘As I constantly question man-made constructs, I search for a universal language’, he says. ‘Through this body of work, I seek to define my own logos. Logos are a system of symbols designed for easy and definite recognition. Using a system of logos, I explore my relationship with wood through metaphors and parables. My use of wood is observant of the information trees contain and communicate. Their rings, like an analogical language, tell the story of the tree’s experience through starvation, growth, long winters and wet springs’.

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Tiffany Bozic

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By Casper Johansson in New Illustration on Thursday 28 June 2007

Arkansas raised, Oakland based artist Tiffany Bozic ‘sandpapers the surface of her work, which warms the paint with a patina glow and allows some of the wood’s grain to show through’. Of her work she says: ‘I have always been drawn towards finding some kind of common thread or language that binds us to and […]

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