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Incredible wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Incredible wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Incredible wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert. Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture of silky fabric and apples

Incredible wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert looks like paintings of old masters. Have you ever seen a floating book, floating cards, floating rock, magic made of wood? Genius of sculpture Art professor Tom Eckert from Arizona State University carves hyper-realistic sculptures – fabrics which looks silky smooth to the touch, and fruit which looks ripe for eating. All these sculptures are made entirely out of wood. The professor carves, turns, bends and laminates wood to looks like fabrics, glass, stone and fruit. After applying waterborne lacquer paint with spray guns and brushes. ‘The woods I prefer working with are basswood, linden and lime-wood because they carve and paint well and are very stable. Coming from a painting and drawing background, I am still interested in applying some of those techniques to my sculptures’, explains professor.

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture of silky fabric and cards by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture of silky fabric and cards by professor Tom Eckert

‘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. I remember in church one Lent, as a child, being mystified while gazing at the statues shrouded with purple cloth. This visual deception is now the basis for my creative direction’.

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Incredible wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

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