Woodcarving Collaboration

During the two-day event, twelve artists from nine countries worked individually to submit various contributions of themed artwork so it can be assembled as one large-scale installation. Each artist was able to interpret the theme, applying a definition of “Forest” from any point of view, through a piece of wooden board of Yunnan Liden, the local tree.

Observing the woodcarving show brought further discoveries. Many students asked questions concerning the craft, expressing their interests in it, and the participating artists did their best to answer them. The respect and appreciation towards the crafts from the participants were evident from their interactions throughout the process.

Every artist presents a piece of work at the end of the day on March 28. They dedicated the established large- scale artwork composed of each piece to the College of Material Engineering of the school to mark the collaboration between the international and the local, the industrial and the academic.

While most artists need the quiet atmosphere to create, at times they still desire a sense of community. The collaboration brought everyone involved an enriching experience together with a stimulating exchange of thoughts, skills and interests.

What came through was a glamorous combination summed up complex notions of Forest that can be appreciated from many angles. It deepens our sense of what wood culture can do and what it can be. And the friendship between the participants is—like the art they created—solid and true.

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woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
Woodcarving has its appeal to the students while artists keep the momentum going to create.
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
Artists represent the “Forest” theme in their works in a path involving with either abstract or realistic illustrations from a diversity of aesthetic creativity.
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
Artists represent the “Forest” theme in their works in a path involving with either abstract or realistic illustrations from a diversity of aesthetic creativity.
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
Artists represent the “Forest” theme in their works in a path involving with either abstract or realistic illustrations from a diversity of aesthetic creativity.
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
The artists present their finished works at the closing ceremony while everyone looks forward to the whole installation with eager anticipation.
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
Finally fabricating the carving pieces, from raw material to a collaborative artwork.
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
Finally fabricating the carving pieces, from raw material to a collaborative artwork.
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
The finished work illustrates distinctive descriptions of Forest that make the art so unique.
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
Artists from home and abroad strike up a friendship during the collaboration.
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
The students are earnest about woodcarving.
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
Southwest Forestry University is the only institute of specialized education in forestry in the Western Regions of China.
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
The international artists receive a cordial welcome at the opening ceremony of the Carving collaborative project organized by IWCS.
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
The woodcarving collaboration brings in a demonstration of crafts representing varied traditions and cultures.
woodcarving, Kunming
Conceptualizing and designing before carving.
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
Woodcarving has its appeal to the students while artists keep the momentum going to create.
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
The event takes place in an open square on campus so that the audience can get up close and personal with the artists and their works.
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
Starting to bring the specialties into full play.
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
woodcarving, Kunming
With the multi-cultural experience gained from the WWD celebration, works of many artists are evolving with new ideas and inspirations.

World Wood Day