Chainsaw carvings from Japan

Posted By on June 23, 2010

These chainsaw sculptures are carved by Hiromu Kurita ( 弘栗田 ) from Ichihara City, Chiba, Japan .
He is the triple winner of Chetwynd International Chainsaw Carving Championship in 2007 ; 2008 and 2009.
In 2008 Hiromu Kurita received a fourth place in the “ECHO Chain Saw Carving Championship” held October 3-5 at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta with sculpture “Future in the Sky” (unfortunately, I did not find any pictures of this sculpture) .

Hiromu has said :
“Birds or animals are my favorite subjects because these subjects remind me of nature”.
He considers flying eagles and bears with human characteristics his best carving subjects.

To see photos of the making process of sculpture “Dragon” please visit www.facebook.com/album
Hiromu Kurita`s web page :  www.kaana.jp

Sculptures in wood from U.S.

Posted By on June 21, 2010

Howard A. SchroederThese sculptures are made by Howard A. Schroeder from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America.

Howard A. Schroeder is a self-taught sculptor and has been sculpting since 1972.

He has said about his art:
“Creating something unique is important to me.
My attempt is to not copy but to initiate. The beauty of wood — its various shades, grain patterns, branch formations, and flexibility in use — promotes this creativity. Starting from a vague sketch and evolving into a finished sculpture is highly motivating. The joy I receive is not only in the process but seeing/feeling/caressing the completed sculpture.”

More of his work can be seen on his website:
howardaschroeder.com

enchanted something by Howard A. Schroeder

“Enchanted Something”

symphony 2 red tape

Symphony #2: “The Red Tape”

flaming redhead culpture

“Flaming Redhead”

sculpture a leg up

“A Leg Up”

kosmos by Howard A. Schroeder

“Kosmos”

dance of the flowers

Symphony #3: Dance of the Flowers

Pyrography from USA

Posted By on June 20, 2010

These pyrography masterpieces are done by Dumitru Muradian from San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States of America.

Dumitru Muradian was born in Romania in 1953.
He escape from Romania in 1983, and after spending five months in a refugee camp in Austria, he eventually achieved his life-long dream to live in the U.S.A.

Dumitru has been doing woodburning since 1965, but during his years in Romania, it was always just a hobby for him.
He sold his first art piece in 1990 and since then he has been a professional artist.

Dumitru Muradian:
“Just trying hard to show everybody that Pyrography is not only a decorative, naive kind of art, but it could be elevated to a Fine Art level if taken seriously. ”

Most numerous collections of his works, which I found, You can see here:
dino-muradian.fineartamerica.com

Woodwork humour

Posted By on June 16, 2010

You know you’re a woodworker if/when:

“ Beer ” by Victor Kaut

1. You go in to the lumberyard to get a few bf of oak for a project and walk out with your oak, and a mahogany plank, and a purpleheart turning square they had, and a nice looking chunk of basswood you saw, and………..

2. Your wife starts a savings account to build you a new shop just to get the tools, dust and noise out of the basement.

3. Your spouse no longer wants you to go shopping with them at discount stores because you will point out the laminated MDF and bad joinery on all the furniture.
As a matter of  fact, there is a picture of you in the employee area of the store that resembles a wanted poster and you will be asked to leave as soon as you walk through the door.

4. Local contractors call to tell you they have scrap lumber that needs to be moved or local home supply saves cut offs in a bin for you . Or if driving down the road you stop at a new house being built not to look at house but to see if any scraps.

5. You get withdrawal symptoms because you haven’t been down to the hardware store for two weeks.





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Woodcarvings from Ukraine

Posted By on June 15, 2010

Victor KautThese gifts and souvenirs are carved by Victor Kaut A. ( Виктор Каут Анатольевич ) from Lugansk ( former Voroshilovgrad ), Ukraine.

After graduating from art school in class of painting he painted, had experience with the art casting and worked as an engraver.
Now he is professionally engaged in the bulk wood carving.

Victor Kaut carves in traditions of the Ukrainian national crafts and he specializes on manufacture of a business souvenirs and exclusive gifts.

His sculpture are made from pear wood and carved using only hand tools.

More of his work can be seen on his website :
vkaut.narod.ru

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