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Trapped in Wood: Haunting Sculptures Carved by Tung Ming-Chin

Tung Ming-Chin is an incredible artist from Changhua, Taiwan that is best known for his sculptures of objects and figures that appear to be trapped in wood. Tung received his BFA and MFA from the Taipei National University of the Arts and he was won numerous awards for his woodcarvings and sculptures as well as had his work featured in a number of solo and group exhibitions all across Taiwan. Below you will find a selection his works and you can see many more at the Taiwan Contemporary Art Archive.…

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When NASA Has a Pumpkin Carving Contest Expect Over-Engineered Goodness

Once a year, engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California take a break from building robots that explore the solar system to building over-engineered jack-o’-lanterns.   from NASA JPL’s 2016 pumpkin carving contest   Now in its seventh year, the unofficial pumpkin carving contest gives engineers a chance to flex their creative muscles and bond as a team. The rules are simple: no planning, carving or competing during work hours. Below you will find some highlights from this year’s contest as well as some interesting entries from years…

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No Dialogue, Just 10 Mins of Pencil Tip Carving Over Chill Beats

A compilation of incredible pencil tip carvings by artist Salavat Fidai, complimented by a selection of chill instrumentals. We actually profiled Fidai’s wonderful work back in 2015, be sure to check out the impressive galleries if you want to see more! – This Guy Carves Miniature Artworks Onto the Tips of Pencils – Miniature Sculptures Carved Onto the Tips of Pencils (21 Photos) Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/10-minutes-of-miniature-pencil-carvings/

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I Create Leaf Art By Carefully Cutting Intricate Scenes (New Pics)

My name is Omid Asadi, I’m a 38-year-old former engineer and champion boxer from Iran, now a UK-based artist. Art for me is the way of looking differently to this world and around myself. I work across various media but first gained recognition for my intricate leaf cuttings. My leaf art is rooted in my childhood when there was a deep emotional relation between me and nature. As a child, I used a needle to create shapes on leaves or fallen rose petals. I didn’t take this practice further until…

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This Stop Motion Short Made with Pumpkins is Amazing

Sean Ohlenkamp and Rob Popkin created this incredible Halloween-themed stop motion animation using dozens and dozes of pumpkins. With music by Grayson Matthews, many of the sounds were smashed, tapped, kicked, clapped or scooped out of actual pumpkins and carving tools. Ohlenkamp adds: Many pumpkins were photographed twice. First as a nicely lit, carving-free plate. Then again after carving our designs and removing the top or back so we could insert a light. The two were then composited together to remove the lighting equipment. We re-used pumpkins where we could…

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Amazing Hand Cut Paper Animals by Pippa Dyrlaga

Based in Yorkshire, England, Pippa Dyrlaga is an amazing artist that uses traditional papercutting techniques to create contemporary artworks. Most of her works are cut from a single piece of paper and are first drawn out by hand on the reverse side of the paper and then hand cut using a scalpel. Pippa began papercutting in 2010, and has amassed a large online following for her intricate artworks. If you’re interested in prints you can find them for sale on her website. For progress pics be sure to follow her…

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Artist Transforms Fallen Redwood Into Giant Octopus (15 Photos)

Artist Jeffrey Michael Samudosky recently transformed a huge fallen redwood into an amazing giant octopus sculpture. In the progress pictures below you can see the incredible transformation and how the octopus slowly takes shape. To create the artwork Samudosky used a variety of tools including chainsaws, dremels and chisels. Born and raised in Shelton, Connecticut, Jeff studied art and photography in high school. After graduating, he traveled the continent as an Outward Bound instructor, ice climber, and whitewater rafting guide. In Jackson Hole, Wyoming he trained as an Alpine mountaineering…

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Igor Loskutow Used a Chainsaw to Carve this Incredible Dragon Bench

Igor Loskutov is an amazing artist that not only carves intricate sculptures out of wood, but uses a chainsaw to do it! Born in Talin (then USSR and now Estonia) Igor has been focusing on chainsaw wood sculptures for over 15 years (2002). Currently based in Bad Dürrheim, Germany the artist has won a number of carving competitions and contests and has completed many commissioned works for clients. You can see his extensive gallery of completed artworks on his website as well as Facebook. Igor shared a gallery of photos…

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