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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.