Would You Believe These Realistic Sculptures Are Made from Wood?

A US Artist Tom Eckert, is creating these brilliant hyper realistic wood sculptures. He carved them by hand. He use basswood, linden and limewood because they are stable and can be carved and paint well. Tom applies waterborne lacquer paint on them using both spray guns and brushes.

He explains:

“By tradition, cloth has been widely used to conceal and shroud objects in practices ranging from advertising to church rituals. Covered forms are often more evocative – with a sense of mystery absent from the uncovered object by itself… ‘Cloth‘ carved of wood has much different structural qualities than real cloth. When this idea is applied to my compositions (floating book, floating cards, floating rock) a sense of the impossible happens – for me, magic.”

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