Walking into a studio artist Sergey Bobkov must be like walking into a jungle! The Russian sculptor creates all kinds of life-like creatures out of Siberian cedar wood chips and a very skillful hand. He says, “It’s not too interesting to do what others can. To create something out of nothing in a completely new way is far More Inspiring. ”
This resident of Kozhany, Russia, has developed his very own technique, that prevents wood-chips from falling apart, in time. After creating about 100-150 chips, from 2-3 inch long cedar stick, he puts them in water for Several days. Then, making use of his surgical precision, he carves the chips into any shape he needs.
Sergey has been doing this for some time now, but he has only created 11 wood-chip sculptures. Because that’s just one of these Incredible Artworks takes around six months t complete, at a work rate of 10 to 12 hours a day, with no days off.
To start, Bobkov first chips off strips of the Cedar, each piece averaging about 2-3 inches long, and soaks the wood in water. He then hand carves the pieces to fit the texture and shape of each of his animal friends. In order to build accurate depictions of an animal, Bobkov will spend time studying the anatomy, habits, and movements of each creature before beginning a new project. The results of his hard work are these spectacular and quite realistic creations. Even though he was offered $ 17,000 for his wood-chip eagle.Sergei Bobkov declined, saying his art is not for sale.
via [Empty Kingdom]