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Old 04-28-2012, 10:04 PM
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I received an email today from our very own Audie (Alaska Ranger) asking me to post some amazing images. This work was done by a Russian artist named Sergei Bobkov.

"This resident of Kozhany, Russia, has developed his very own technique, that prevents wood-chips from falling apart, in time. After creating about 100-150 chips, from 2-3 inch long cedar stick, he puts them in water for several days. Then, making use of his surgical precision, he carves the chips into any shape he needs.


Sergey has been doing this for some time now, but he has only created 11 wood-chip sculptures. Thatís because just one of these incredible artworks takes around six months t complete, at a work rate of 10 to 12 hours a day, with no days off. Sergei Bobkov focuses on wildlife creatures, and he studies their anatomy for months, before starting work on a sculpture.
Even though he was offered $17,000 for his wood-chip eagle.Sergeiís Bobkov declined, saying his rt is not for sale."


The quote above came from OddityCentral.com and written by Spooky May 28, 2010.


The pictures are incredible. Thank you Audie,


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Old 04-29-2012, 01:43 AM
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He definitely wasn't offered enough money.

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Old 04-29-2012, 03:57 AM
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Thank you for performing that necessary legwork, Fred. I'm glad you agree it was worthy of sharing with all you worthies!
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:44 AM
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What, no dust gremlins?..

That's truely amazing work
I wonder how many hours goes into one of those pieces, must be countless hours.
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That's one amazing skill set, thank you for posting this incredible work.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:23 PM
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What, no dust gremlins?..

That's truely amazing work
I wonder how many hours goes into one of those pieces, must be countless hours.
Okami,

He says that each one of these takes him six months at ten hours a day. I think that you can safely say that is a LOT of hours.

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No Smoking, Please
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