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Title of your work: A Fictional Animal
Description of your work:
My sculpture shows a fictional animal from various animals.
The figure is a suet of my imagination and the wood material I receive at the international woodcarving festival. www.robertcanev.com
Antri Pafiti is a self-instructed woodcarver, working on woodcarving for the last 20 years, with a collection of eighty objects. Mainly she is very sensitive in traditional images of Cyprus history, and the culture of her people. As she is an optimistic artist every carve is guidance for her inspiration. Art-critics and journalists regularly present and criticize her woodcarvings with excellent comments.
Title of your work: Change
Description of your work: In today’s world we live in a polluted environment. Our children demand a change. A change in the way we face the environment, the air, the water, the soil. Our children demand and shout for a change. Clean air, soil full of nutrient, blue sky and clean sea. Change should come through education of our children. Our children is the future and the environment is their fortune.
Because it's important to be able to stop, calm down your mind and relax... Take in the energy. For example, it makes it easier to return to daily routines. I seek my strength in wood and with my own maturity and with my growing rings, I return to it more often. Repeatedly and with much greater intensity, especially after I discovered the stone pine and its miraculous properties. I feel the real energy in it and that charges me. That's what I would like to allow others.
He works mainly with wood, sometimes combined with metal, glass (or founded objects). His creation reflect respect to the world and human deal likewise it can to be seen at medieval and barock artists´ work. The finest details (expressions of the faces, fabrics) give evidence of perfectly mastered craft. He likes to aim at a life of a human being in context of nature, history of a mankind and universe. Especially he inspects a man with his pains, searching for his identity, roots and his place on The Earth.
Henrik Sigensgaard’s interest in woodcarving started at 13. He is using traditional Scandinavian methods but has spent many years refining the methods and developing his own techniques. He has been making sculptures for churches, monasteries and movie companies. He has a carving workshop in a hut in the forest.
In my workshop, unique pieces are created, primarily of different types of wood, but also of stone or bronze.
If, on the one hand, depictions of human or animal, detailed, subtle and background, on the other hand sculptures emerge, which, regardless of traditional wood design, gain in expressive power through forms, lines, structures or reserved coloring.
my work is characterized by perfect craftsmanship, high aesthetic standards and individual personality.
I experience in my creation the unique possibility of being able to express inner convictions and thus to stimulate a dialogue with the viewer
Title of your work: GHANGE YOUR HEART SO YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
Description of your work: Become human. The first step to change the world is to change your heart. Leave old bad or nice things.
Hartmut Rademann has been working for 5 years in the Studio of professor Brockhage and received the title of a master craftsman. He is self-employed and has his own shop and a small gallery. He took part in many symposia in Germany and abroad, e.g. in Malaysia, Korea, Czech Republic and China (WWD). He is a member of group of artists called exponaRt
Nansook Joo started woodcarving 12 years ago and carving mostly 3D pieces and wood reliefs. Woodcarving is literally joy of her life; relax, take a piece of wood and a knife, and create something with her own hands is a rare and special pleasure. She is also currently vice president of the Korea Wood Carving Art Association.
Title of your work: Breathing new life into our planet earth
Description: Our planet earth is suffering from many different types of pollution. Among other things in my view, marine pollution is the most serious problem for all living things including human being. Micro-plastics caused by one-rising plastic products are flowing into the ocean and destroying the marine ecosystem. One side of my work shows destroyed marine ecosystem, dead fishes caught in the net, and on the other side of my work shows posit changes in marine ecosystem by campaigning.
On anti-plastic products and supporting use of non-plastic products such as polylactic acid products. There efforts help marine ecosystem where beautiful marine life such as sea turtles oceanic fishes and so on.
Vladimir Davydov was born in 1980 in Kyrgyzstan, a small Republic in Central Asia. He completed his studies and obtained a degree in engineering from Kyrgyz University in 2003. He reoriented his career in 2004, starting a chain of stores specialized in production and sale of classic clothing for men. The 2008 was a pivotal year as he left his country and emigrated to Canada.
Algimantas Sakalauskas has participated in 22 international and 12 republican Sculpture Symposiums in Lithuania, Austria, Germany, Denmark, Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, and Japan. Throughout the years he has created approximately 800 pieces of large monuments and monumental sculptures. Those works are scattered in over 12 countries.
In 2002, Lewis Dick created the bamboo sculpture studio, to give a chance to students who can not go to university. The goal of this school is to provide them with training. According to the sculptor, some students have a difficult past and, through sculpture, they have the chance to come back to life. Since its creation, the Bambous workshop has forged a reputation that has not diminished over the years. Today, it welcomes about 2,000 people of any age per month.
Miguel Estrella started carving ironwood in 1970 when it was a new art form and was much in demand in the United States. He worked as a fisherman also, so he worked on carving in the evenings or when the weather was too bad to fish. When the art market slowed down, he continued to carve occasionally. Recently, he has returned to more serious carving again because the work connects him with his history.
Title of your work: Bayena
Description of your work: Raise awareness the importance of sea living creatures in Sonora Mexico. Whale a huge but peaceful animal should belong to their own habitat.
Luka Radojević was born in Yugoslavia (Prijepolje), grew up in Montenegro (Berane) and studied sculpture at the Faculty of Applied Arts in Serbia (Belgrade).
His international art career of sculptor started from his hometown in Montenegro, and he continued to create and participate in art events worldwide.
Joy of combining different materials and styles challenged him to make attractive and intriguing sculptures . Endless inspiration he finds in history, religion, science, love,...
Beside individual projects, he made several cycles of artworks which are called: „Trinity“, „Time“,"The secret of Jerusalem"and "Homo sapiens". His sculptures found placement in many public areas, private properties and business spaces.
Iwi Le Comte is a Māori artist. He is strongly influenced by the legacy of craftsmanship left by his ancestors. He feels it is up to him to uphold and preserve his cultural values in traditional and contemporary Māori design. His biggest inspiration comes from his father who was also a wood carver & hunter gatherer.
General Director of Ministry of Education in Oman, The unity of the supervision of the Fine Arts, The director of the Platform for Art Education, mentors and members of the training team of 18 years of experience.
Artist, architect and teacher of Art in Jerusalem. Issam Sabbah participated in most local exhibitions in Palestine and participated in international exhibitions in France, Britain and Nepal.
Wilfredo Tadeo Layug in real-life or “Willy” as he is popularly called in Betis was born on December 05, 1959. He was a son of a “matenacan dadaras”, a boat maker. The “matenacan dadaras” in this town were highly revered because they were believed to be the predecessors of the builders of the galleons during the Spanish Colonial Period. Thus, Layug’s inclination to woodcarving founds its roots in this, his father’s vocation.
The proximity to the river was advantageous for his family’s livelihood and for his hobby. Instead of playing with kids of his age, at 8 years old he started sculpturing from clay mud along the banks of the Betis River. This hobby became his life-long passion which led him to work as a pulsayser (a pattern-maker and a one that draws the isometric view of an icon or a furniture) of a small talyer (workshop house) in the neighborhood.
Occasional sentiments from Mr. Layug included comments that his childhood was deprived because he was already working for his family’s daily sustenance at a very young age of his life. He took pride as he narrated this stage of his life story.
Tom Nilsson mainly carves animals in their natural size, but carving birds is what he loves doing best. Many of his animals and birds are exposed in nature exhibitions all around Sweden. He also carves figures as Santa Claus.
Title of your work: Pollinates
Description of your work: Some animals are pollinator, specially bees. They change flower to be fruit and berry and more. Bees are very important for our life.
Ein Naturprodukt als Grundlage aller meiner Arbeiten und die ständige Auseinandersetzung mit Mensch, Tier und Umwelt fasziniert und motiviert mich jeden Tag aufs Neue.
Es ist für mich eine Freude, den ganzen Arbeitsprozess selber zu gestalten. Es ist ein Traum der wahr wird. Ich kann kreativ und sehe anschliessend Freude in den Augen der Menschen.
Oleksandr Koniaiev graduated from the Bogorodskaya school of artistic carving on wood with honors. When he serviced in the Soviet Navy for over 20 years, he continued to be engaged in woodcarving and received the title of National Master of Ukraine in 1978. He participated in various levels of exhibitions and taught woodcarving for more than 35 years. He has made more than 3000 pieces in his career.
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