Art is one of those things that is different from artist to artist. You can have two painters who have painted the same subject matter but you’re guaranteed that the finished projects will be very different.
This week, I wanted to share with you a stunning art form. I have seen it before, but I do not think we see nearly enough of it, making it “untapped”.
Wood carving is considered a form of woodworking that utilizes a cutting tool or chisel and a mallet. Some artists or carvers even use chainsaws!
This art form has been around for centuries but because of its vulnerability, many pieces don’t last as long as we wish. Wood sculptures or carvings are at great risk to decay, insect damage, water damage or even fire.
Those larger carvings that are outside have an even shorter lifespan.
I can’t imagine how devastating the wildfire in Minnesota could be to these unique art pieces!
There are so many different interpretations one can get from wood carvings.
I love elephants so I am in complete awe of his talent in the pieces below. It does make me want to see him create a tiger since today is International Tiger Day.
As I was saying before, each interpretation of the art is so different. I also stumbled upon an artist by the name of Peter Demetz.
He is a wood carver as well. But, unlike Michael Jones’ art, Peter focuses on sculpting lifelike people out of wood. I reached out to Peter about sharing his art and I never heard back.
So you will have to click on the above link and check it out for yourself. You won’t be sorry.
He is stunningly good at what he does. In looking at his art, it was hard to believe these sculptures were made of wood.
His attention to detail left me speechless. Art is about storytelling; it is telling your personal story.
As LeVar Burton said, “As long as we are engaged in storytelling that moves the culture forward, it doesn’t matter what format it is.” We couldn’t agree more.
Whatever art form you choose, those of us at Her Blaze definitely want to continue to see your story as told through your art. We want to see the amazing wood sculptures or carvings that you create.
Whether it is a lifelike human figure, an animal, a mythical creature or a piece of furniture, it is a true art form that we think needs and deserves more attention!
Even though this isn’t a challenge blog, we still hope you will send us your wood carvings and sculptures for us to share on our Instagram page!