Example: [Collected via e-mail, April 2010]
With a block of wood & a knife most people couldn't even carve their initials. Check these out. Can you believe what this man has done with wood? Wonder what he does in his spare time???? Wooden you like to know!
Origins: These unusual carved wooden objects are the work of Italian artist Livio De Marchi, whose profile describes him thusly:
The material has been transformed by him with ironical sensitivity that brought him to create sculptures that keep perfection of detail as well spontaneity and essence. During his artistic evolution he worked first in marble, then bronze, and eventually in wood. But wood has always been his favourite material because it gives him a vitality which other materials do not.
After opening his own studio, Livio De Marchi allowed his fantasy to run free, declaring his way of being, his interior world. After a deep inner evolution his ironical ability to see life got the upper hand in letting him carve this kind of sculpture.
Last updated: 5 April 2015