Unique Crafts, Wood Chips Animal Sculptures from Sergey Bobkov
Unique craft ideas and techniques of creating animal sculptured of wood chips from a Russian teacher Sergey Bobkov are amazing, surprising and interesting. Beautiful birds and wild animal sculptures, made of wood chips are striking one-of-a-kind art pieces.
The talented teacher from Russia created and patented a totally new way of working with wood chips for creating beautiful sculptures that delight and impress. 53 year old Sergei Bobkov, who lives and works in Krasnoyarsk, likes to explore unusual and new design ideas, that celebrate wild life.
It is not interesting to repeat what others do, the craftsman says. To create something out of nothing and developing new ideas are far more enjoyable and inspiring.
Wood chips sculptures
Sergei Bobkov created the unique form of modern art and developed innovative wood craft ideas. Together with his son, Sergey Bobkov makes wood chip sculptures for the school museum. The animal sculptures made of wood chips symbolize life and demonstrate the beauty of natural material and natural life of Siberia.
The artist and craftsman developed technique that prevents wood chips from falling apart and allows to create beautiful bird and wild animal sculptures. After making about 100-150 wood chips from 2-3 inch long cedar stick, he soak them in water for several days. Then he carves the chips into any shape he needs for his highly detailed sculptures.
Sergey Bobokov has been designing bird and animal sculptures of cedar wood chips for few years, creating only 11 sculptures. These remarkable artworks take about six months to complete, working full days with no days off.
The artist and craftsman focuses on wildlife creatures and studies their anatomy for months before starting work on a bird or animal sculpture. He reads everything he can find in libraries about habits of each animal he creates.
Unique art and craft ideas, sculptures made of wood chips
by Ena Russ
last updated: 13.01.2012
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