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Woodcarver Alexander Penteshin

Seraphim of Sarov feeding a bear. Woodcarver Alexander Penteshin

Seraphim of Sarov feeding a bear. Work by Russian artist Woodcarver Alexander Penteshin

Russian Woodcarver Alexander Penteshin
In addition to wood carving, Alexander Penteshin is a painter and restorer, living in Pushkino, Moscow region. He creates carved furniture and pictures using various styles and techniques. In particular, the artist sticks lime bars together leaving pieces of bark on the edges. It gives the impression that a picture entirely carved out of a tree trunk. Noteworthy, each of the pictures is unique, as manualy executed and due to the fact thar each tree is unique as well. And the traces of knots never repeat themselves…
August 1st – day of St. Seraphim of Sarov. This is one of our favorite saints. Alexander Penteshin wanted to show how different can be his carved paintings. The painting depicts a scene from the life of St. Seraphim of Sarov. When the saint lived in the forest, a bear came to him and Seraphim fed him with bread.

Seraphim of Sarov feeding a bear (source of wood carving )

Illustration. Seraphim of Sarov feeding a bear (source of wood carving )

Woodcarver Alexander Penteshin

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