Unique wood carving by Sergei Bobkov
Siberian unique wood carving by Sergei Bobkov. Talented Russian artist and wood carver Sergei Bobkov, 54, adjusts a sculpture of life-sized marten made from cutting chips from the Siberian cedar at an exhibition of his works in a local school in the settlement of Kozhany, 207 km (129 miles) southwest of Krasnoyarsk. Bobkov, who received a patent on manufacturing art sculptures made of cutting chips, spent eight months creating the two martens, using about 150 thousand pieces of Siberian cedar. He has made a total of 15 life-size wooden sculptures of Siberian birds and animals.
Before making a new “pet” Sergei Bobkov carefully studies its anatomy, habits and anything that can help him better understand the chosen creature. And the technology itself is his invention. “It’s not too interesting to do what others can,” the artist says. “To create something out of nothing in a completely new way is far more inspiring”.
None of Sergey’s artworks are for sale; however, he was offered some five hundred thousand rubles (more than $17,000) for his Eagle.
Very talented craftsman Sergei Bobkov from the Krasnoyarsk region started to make animal figures from cedar chips five years ago. His first bird was a success so he continued to work with this plastic, textured, durable material which can have many hues additionally. It takes a lot of time to create such a masterpiece. The master spends 12-14 hours in his workshop daily and made only 11 figures for five years. For example to make a family of three marmots he has spent 1,5 years and 210 000 tiny pieces of cedar.
Siberian cedar sculptures by Sergei Bobkov