Ron van der Ende
is a sculptor living in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He specializes in wall mounted bas-relief constructed from found wood. The original color and texture of the wood is utilized to form a gripping and sometimes photo-realistic mosaic. The realism is further enhanced by the perspective built into the relief. [more inside]
Books are made out of trees, right?
Artist Randall Rosenthal follows a slightly different path in that transformation. Books
, cutting boards
, baseball cards
, and legal pads
also come from trees.
Randall Rosenthal uses to make books and other objects out of trees is a does not involve a paper mill
makes science fiction wood carvings
. She has also detailed her techniques
(with more "coming soon").
Two completely dissimilar yet nifty artists: The twisted ink drawings of Jon Kuta
(big enough to make desktops; Flash interface), and the fabulously lifelike driftwood and bronze sculptures of Heather Jansch
(she really likes horses. Warning: you'll have to side-scroll).
Livio De Marchi
is a contemporary Italian sculptor who has developed a remarkable style
, combining great skill with wood and a good dose of whimsy
. No plank will ever look the same!