How would you feel if you find some food look like real but actually made of wood when you are quite hungry. That is pretty much how I feel when I saw Seiji Kawasaki’s wooden food. The Japanese wood carving artist creates some ultra-realistic looking food made out of wood, such as shrimp, fish, potato chips, croissants, toast and chocolate. Of course, only carving can’t make food sculpture look like below. The other reason of why those wooden food are so realistic is because of Kawasaki’s painting skill. He took quite time to paint his wood work with such details and make them looks like real food.
During some outdoor activity, walking stick might come in handy. However, hold some stick like we showed in the post might need some courage. Mike Stinnett, a wood carver, creates these incredible sticks in a form of a snake. They are so realistic and when you hold the stick you might really think there is a snake which could reach out and bit you. Moreover, imagine you see someone uses this type of stick in wild, you probably will be totally freaked out. Amazing work! But not sure who will want to use the stick like that.
Fusion Framee, an interesting project by Darryl Cox where Cox unites a reclaimed tree branch and a picture frame into a kind of their own, into an extraordinary piece of art. When finished, each one exhibits many individual characteristics, but in a singular, harmonized style. To create such frame, Cox usually first finds a unique frame and then spends a day in the Central Oregon forest searching for a just right piece of tree branch to blend with the frame is gratifying in and of itself. As you can imagine, each project involves woodworking, painting, and a bit of sculpting, which takes many of hours hard working. Of course, the end result is quite impressive. Those tree branch look like naturally grow out of the frame or in the other word, frame naturally evolve from the tree limb.
You can explore many more pieces by Cox on his website and in his online shop. Of course, if you think $2000+ price is quite expensive for a frame, there are lots of affordable art & design products out there. You just need to find by yourself.
Arizona based artist Tom Eckert creates hyper realistic sculptures using wood, paint and a huge amount of patience. Using material like basswood, linden and limewood, he carved the sculpture then cover it with layers of lacquer and paint obtaining this way realistic wrinkles and reflections. These sculpture are so realistic that if you just look at the photo, you might thought it is some kind of digital work. Otherwise, how the silk can float in the air? Really impressive!