re-using, recycling, and redeeming old wood

100 Carvings ideas: China

2012-08-01 21.03.10

The pieces shown here are not done in wood.  They are all clay.  Home to them is a beautiful new museum in Tianjin, China.  So what are these photos doing in a wood blog?  Ideas, ideas, ideas.  I love looking at how artists take the real world and make it in….you name it…clay, glass, plastic, fruit, yarn, paint, pencil, steel, junk, wire, string, paper, cloth.  The variety is amazing, the talent, the creativity, stunning.   The main character here has so many great details.  Notice the tilt of his hat and the curl of the bill.  No American teen could do it better.  The shoes, both the one being repaired and his own, also have neat detail – thick soles, the kink of the leather, the stitching on his own, no laces.  A wood carver could learn much from the angles of the limbs, head, and body.  The fine details in the clothing – marks to indicate shadow or create shadow.  And, we haven’t even begun to look at the two characters in the background.  Enjoy.  Would you share what details you find interesting in the others?

Shalom.

A gentle answer turns away wrath,but a harsh word stirs up anger.  Proverbs 15:1

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2 responses

  1. Nice information
    and very innovative
    Chinese Wood Carving
    in this information
    Thank you.

    August 3, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    • Glad you found them interesing. I am, in fact, just returning from Ningxia, China. Such beautiful work done here. Hope to gain more ideas as I pass through Beijing. Have you also checked out my Pinterest account, “John Klompmaker?”

      August 4, 2017 at 8:21 am

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