Melania Trump Wooden Statue Unveiled Close To Her Hometown In Slovenia

A life-size wooden statue of US first lady Melania Trump has been unveiled in her birth country of Slovenia, but not everyone is pleased with it. The sculpture was erected next to the Sava River in the village of Rozno, around 8km from Mrs Trump’s hometown of Sevnica. Continue reading »

“And In The Endless Sounds There Came A Pause”: Distorted Wooden Sculptures By Paul Kaptein

Sculpture is one of the most ancient forms of art. But despite its strong traditions, sculpture hasn’t lost its appeal to contemporary artists. One of them is the Paul Kaptein. His artworks are well known for their distorted-like appearances. Kaptein has added to his sculptures a sense of emptiness, creating a figurative dialogue between immateriality and materiality. Continue reading »

“Origin Of The Beginning”: Surreal Woden Installations Inspired By The Childhood Memories Of Levi van Veluw

Dutch artist Levi van Veluw will showcase new work from a series of new installations, photographs and videos in which he draws from his own childhood memories to thematically and narratively develop his own brand ofself-portraiture. Continue reading »

A Towering Wooden Sculpture By Daniel Popper Welcomes Beachgoers In Tulum

South African artist Daniel Popper, known for his massive figurative sculptures, has constructed a new artwork as part of an arts and culture festival in Tulum, Mexico. The towering installation is titled Ven a la Luz (come into the light), and is comprised of wood and rope formed into a female figure. Her torso is filled with lush green plants, which creates an archway for viewers to walk through. Continue reading »

20 Wooden Sculptures That Are So Realistic They’ll Leave Everyone With Goosebumps


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“I saw the image in a piece of material, and then I just set it free.” This is how many famous sculptors describe their work. Sometimes their creations are so uncannily realistic that you might feel a little scared looking at them, yet you’re unable to drag your gaze away. Continue reading »

These 80-Year-Old Wooden Escalators Become A Beautiful Sculpture

Turning old wooden escalators, 80 years old, into a beautiful aerial sculpture celebrating both the past and modernity? This is the idea of the Australian artist Chris Fox, whose creation entitled Interloop has just been installed in the Wynyard Station of the Sydney underground. This monumental installation pays tribute to the old wooden escalators of the city, since replaced by more modern metal versions. Continue reading »

Russian Craftsman Makes Stunning Wooden Zippo Lighters

Many precious wood types are used by this man to create those nice looking wooden Zippos. Here how he does it. Continue reading »

Ukrainian Technician Builds A Family Of Robots Out Of 1750 Wooden Parts


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Dmitry Balandin uses a wooden external prosthesis as he plays with his wooden models Centurion, Amazonand Kid in his flat in Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine. It took Balandin, who works as a crane operator, eighteen months to build models from 1750 parts. Continue reading »

This Curvaceous Wooden House Sits Among The Trees

Architecture and interior design firm Malan Vorster, have designed the House Paarman Tree House in Cape Town, South Africa. The small one bedroom home in the trees was built from materials that when left untreated, would allow the materials to weather naturally with the surrounding forest. Continue reading »

Russian Craftsman Shapes Wooden Motor Tricycle

A Russian carpenter Dmitry Gubenko has manufactured a wooden motor tricycle. The three-wheeled vehicle has a 9.5 horsepower engine similar to the one used in a usual motorbike. Before this wooden motor tricycle, Dmitry has made a Basket Weave Bike in 2015. Continue reading »

Belarusian Company Began Production Of Wooden Bicycles

Wooden sunglasses, wooden phone cases, looks like demand for everything wooden rose these days. And now this Belarus company started making wooden bicycles. Let’s see what those are about and how they look like. Continue reading »

Ivan Khafizov Captures The Beauty Of Russian Hand-Carved Wooden Window Frames

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Russian photographer Ivan Khafizov has travelled to 140 villages across Mother Russia to document amazing hand-carved wooden window frames, known as nalichniki. For his nalichniki.com project, Ivan visited 20 Russian regions, photographing window-cover crafts to create his “Virtual Museum of Traditional Window Covers”. Continue reading »

Wearable Wooden Bags That Blends With Nature Patterns

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Things we love from Istanbul: pistachio-flavored Turkish delights, handwoven wool kilims, and embroidered wooden clutches. Grav Grav, short for the phrase “gravity is gravity,” is a label started by Merve Burma, a young designer born and raised in Istanbul. Working out of a studio in her hometown, Burma creates unique wooden satchels, backpacks, clutches, and purses—but it was the wooden bags with intricate embroidered detailing that first caught our eye. Continue reading »

Buddhist Monk Makes Footprints In Wooden Floorboards Through 20 Years Of Prayer

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70 year-old Buddhist monk Hua Chi has been praying in the same spot at his temple in Tongren, China for over 20 years. His footprints, which are up to 1.2 inches deep in some areas, are the result of performing his prayers up to 3000 times a day. Now that he is 70, he says that he has greatly reduced his quantity of prayers to 1,000 times each day. Continue reading »

Mike Rea’s Meticulously Crafted Wooden Sculptures Are A Film Nerd’s Heaven

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Chicago artist Mike Rea builds hyper-realistic wooden replicas of objects that have a connection to the culture of a stereotypical heterosexual male. His sculptures are either props from science fiction cinema, or personal memories – made primarily from wood, burlap and Styrofoam. Rea builds things like jail cells, video cameras used for filming pornography, Anaconda snakes, pick axes, robots, strange bits of machinery, Scuba diving tanks, and amplifiers. All are meticulously crafted and are rooted in pop culture. Rea is a self confessed film geek, watching up to 3 films a day and draws a lot of inspiration from the ‘swagger’ and macho attitudes in films like Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof. Continue reading »