“Fear Must Abyss”: A Coronavirus Sculpture Was Burned in Russia

The dark wooden sculpture of coronavirus was burned in Voronezh, Russia. It was made by the famous wood carver Alexander Ivchenko. He decided to cut the figure COVID-19 after his whole family had got over infection.

“One morning I woke up with a thought: what could a coronavirus sawn from a tree look like? I was drawn a kind of trinity. The balloon is our planet. On one half of the continents, the oceans. The second half is the mask of death, which devours the planet. And all together – the virus with its offshoots. It is true that the offshoots are not mace-shaped, but the wrong ones are rhizomes. This is more terrible,” – explains Alexander.

Ivchenko used a birch tree for his work, which was brought to him from Lipetsk region two years ago. It took about two hours to saw the “coronavirus”. Alexander confessed that it was not a pity to burn it at all.

“Those, who were sick, know this feeling of broken glass in the lungs or even hot, undersized bricks. But what is strange… I have been ill before. And I have been sicker – that’s for sure. But it’s been a long time since I was so scared,” the sculptor continues. “Everyone is tired of the unknown, tired of being afraid. The action, at least some of it in itself is a great relief. So, according to the plan, after burning, there should be an abyss of fear. At least – mine. At the most – for those who looked at it.”

“Originally, it was a very individual action for me. That’s why I climbed to hell on the eco-trail. There are no roads even there. When they started calling and asking for permission to shoot, I reasoned as follows: if people need to see what I did, let the universe deal with it.”

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below

More Inspiring Stories

An Artist Has Made A Full-Size Version Of This Nissan Car Out Of Paper
Stunning Light Bridge Bookshelf By Roumelight
Designers Create a Wall for Carlsberg from 160 Laser Cut Pieces of Wood
This Russian Fixed His Car Bump On A Most Genius Way Ever, By Painting
Artist Liz Sexton Turns Little Animals Into Human Scale
Clever Redesign Of McDonald’s Takeaway Bag Lets You Eat A Big Mac Without Mess Read
Artist Creates Fantastic and Detailed 'Portal to Heaven' with Paper
Origami Inspired Pet Houses Will Give Your Furry Friend a Stylish Abode
The 20 Brands With The Most Loyal Customers
Clever Combinations Of Illustrations And Wood Carvings Create Extraordinary Miniature Cities
This Guy Collected Beijing's Smog And Made It Into A Brick
The New Reebok Furylite "Triple White" Sneakers Looks Very Hot This Summer
You Won’t Believe The Mindblowing Metal Sculptures Created By The ‘Weld Queen’ Of Russia
This Dadbag Was Made For People Who Want A Dad Bod Without Eating Junk Food
British Designer Paul Cocksedge Creates Awesome Curved Large-Scale Installation
Adriana Lima Unveils Madame Tussauds Figure
"Serenade In Blood Minor": Fascinating Horror Sculptures By Viktor Makov
An Artist Created 100 Ceramic Mugs In 100 Days
The Velo Chair Uses A Single Piece Of Bent Wood As The Backrest
Makeup Artist Turns Her Lips Into Cute Pop Culture Characters
Expertly Crafted Bamboo Insects By Noriyuki Saitoh Appear Poised To Take Flight
Mini Glacier Candles Remind You Of Global Warming As They Melt
This Tattoo Artist Can’t Draw And That’s Precisely Why Her Clients Choose Her
Optical Illusion ‘Wet’ T-Shirts Show Off The Body You Worked So Little For
These Students Put An An "Alien"-Themed Play, And The Set Looks Freakin’ Amazing
Rive Roshan Creates Future Botany For Travellers To Experience At The Hyatt Regency Amsterdam
You Can Now Buy Ghana Dancing Pallbearers Figurines
The Trendy New Toy that’s Wrecking Children's Hair and Driving Parents Crazy
An Artist Has Created This Elegant Table Inspired By The Horse
These Super Realistic Custom-Made Pet Replica Masks Are A Sweet Spot Between Cute And Frightening