Adorable Forest Animals Sculptures Crawling Out of Fallen Logs
Japanese wood carving artist Mori Kono and his team (MK carving & sculpting) utilize fallen yellow and red cedar, alder, and birch wood create impressively detailed woolland animal sculptures and these sculptures are so realistic that these animals look like they’re crawling from forest trees, or positioned to hang from wooden logs.
This ongoing sculpture series includes bears, raccoons, rabbits, owls, and chipmunks. To carve these animals out of logs, Kono first need to work with a range of power tools to carve the rough shape out of the tree then uses a small handheld chisel for careful details. Once carved, the artist then brings the pieces to life during the coloring process, which allows the animals to stand out from their pale colored logs.