Embrace the zen and meditate with these mini wood carving kits

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Monday 17 November 2014

People find many ways to relax these days and some are not so productive: smoking, drinking alcohol and gorging on comfort foods are just some of the not-so-great ways to find your zen. A Swedish company has come up with a better way to relax and beat stress: woodcarving kits.

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Randall Rosenthal’s mind-blowing wood carving illusions

Denimu Contributor

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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Bruno Walpoth carves life-like human sculptures out of wood

The Flying Dutchman Reader Find

By The Flying Dutchman in New Art on Wednesday 3 July 2013

Using the most rudimentary of traditional techniques, artist Bruno Walpoth creates incredibly life-like human sculptures out of solid pieces of wood. The fluidity and nuance seems to belong more to a painter than a woodcarver, but having been at it since the early seventies, one can appreciate the level of skill he has managed to […]

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Doug Rowell’s guitar carvings

Mountain Mirrors Reader Find

By Mountain Mirrors in New Art on Friday 19 October 2012

Doug Rowell turns strats, Les Pauls, SG’s and Teles into works of dark art. Sounds like blasphemy to carve up a Fender Strat, yes. But Rowell has such amazing skills that I have to forgive him. His creations are thought-provoking and inspiring.

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Hand-carved skate decks by Edwin Kua

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Art on Thursday 9 August 2012

Artist Edwin Kua carves beautiful girls on skate decks. He carves, sands, and inks these decks all by hand.

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Body part shaped wooden jewelry by Julia Harrison

Brigitte Martin Reader Find

By Brigitte Martin in New Art on Tuesday 22 May 2012

With a chisel in her hand, Julia Harrison creates unique jewelry. The Seattle-based artist forms body parts from various woods. The eyes, ears, mouths, hands and arms are first carved and then get an added color treatment with gouache, lacquer, wax and epoxy.

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