Sculptures by Efraïm Rodríguez Cobos

| June 19, 2011

These sculptures are done by Efraïm Rodríguez Cobos from Granollers, Barcelona, Spain.   Efraïm Rodríguez was born in Valencia in 1971, since 1977 he lives in Granollers (Barcelona). He holds a Fine Arts degree from the University of Barcelona, where he has taught sculpture since 2005. Since 1998 Efraïm Rodríguez has participated in various group […]

Wood carvings by Robin Smith

| April 24, 2011

Rob Smith is a very versatile artist. He is most known for his steampunk USP flash drives but I showcase his work here because of the “ Melting Table ” and of course the “Artype Custom electric Guitar”, these are the true examples of fine woodworking craftsmanship. Artist statement: “ I’m an entirely self trained […]

Mixed-media sculptures from Canada

| June 13, 2010

These sculptures are made by Jamie Brick from Perth Road Village, Ontario, Canada. Jamie started with wood carving but now sculpts in mixed media. He works from life-casts and incorporates elements of nature, such as drift wood and old cedar roots, into his sculptures to create truly unique and beautiful work. Carefully crafted, slightly disconcerting […]

Netsuke from Switzerland

| May 23, 2010

These netsuke (miniature sculptures) are carved by Cornel Schneider from Kleinlützel, Switzerland. He was born in 1964 (the year of the Dragon). He began to cut netsuke late autumn 1995, immediately after a visit to an art show, where he saw the antique netsuke. He said: “I remember that moment very well, I was struck […]

Contemporary Netsuke from USA

| April 17, 2010

These contemporary netsuke sculptures are carved by David Carlin from Mill Valley, California, United States. These sculptures are carved from boxwood and then stained and painted and inlayed with bone, glass and amber. Netsuke (Japanese:根付) are miniature sculptures that were invented in 17th-century Japan to serve a practical function (the two Japanese characters ne+tsuke mean […]