Fairly lightweight yet durable, resin has become a popular choice of material when making sculptures. And in recent years, artists from around the world try to combine the beauty of wood and resin to create stunning works of art. Ukraine-based artist Yurii Myketka, aka Woodwhale Lab, flawlessly merges traditional and contemporary techniques to create stunning wood and resin animal sculptures.
With their minimalist bodies and polished details, these miniature figurines are visually striking. Myketka creates these appealing designs by alternating the placement of wood and resin in the sculpture, using bold jewel-toned colors, and simplifying the forms of animals into the most essential features.
Dissimilar yet complementary, the wood looks stunning with the translucent epoxy resin. From penguins to whales to small birds, Myketka captures a range of animal creatures with his distinct style. Every piece, however, possesses the essence of its real-life inspiration.
Scroll down to check out some of Myketka’s wood and resin animal sculptures. Check out his Etsy shop here.