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Karelian birch sculptures by Andrew Skorobogatyi

birch sculptures by Andrew Skorobogatyi

Miniature figure of the hippo, wood carving. Karelian birch sculptures by Andrew Skorobogatyi

Karelian birch sculptures by Andrew Skorobogatyi
Born in 1960 in Petrozavodsk, Karelia region, Russian sculptor wood carver Andrew Skorobogatyi (Andrey Skorobogaty) has been carving since childhood. He is a participant of many exhibitions and festivals of wood carving art. In addition, he is a member of the International Club of carvers. Wood carving works by Andrew Skorobogatyi are in collections of such known people as Vladimir Putin, Alain Delon, Joseph Blatter, Hugh Jackman, and Nadezhda Babkina. The material Andrew uses in his sculpting – Karelian birch, a tree with presented by nature amazing pattern of wood that looks like marble. Meanwhile, his interest in wood carving is Slavic mythology. The artist explains, “If my works bring at least a little bit of joy – and I am glad of it”. By the way, since ancient times Karelian birch in Russia has been called the Imperial tree.

Karelian birch sculptures by Andrew Skorobogatyi

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