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Sculpting Nature

Posted by Janet on February 19, 2008


In Sanyi, a Taiwanese town famous for its wood sculptures, you will find many naturalistic wood carvings of botanical and animal subjects. This elephant stands over ten feet tall in front of the Sanyi Wood Sculpture Museum and was carved out of a single tree stump. The genius of these artists lie in their ability to see life in the materials, therefore using the form and texture of the raw material to bring their subjects to life.

Here is a sculpture of fish from Sanyi:

A close-up image of Guan Yu on his horse (the size you see on screen is approximately the actual size):

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