Sculptures that are like characters from a science fiction film
With bits of wood, Japanese artist Nagato Iwasaki fashions fantastical anthropomorphic artworks. These creatures suggest figures from a science fiction movie with their high, menacing dimensions and disembodied parts of the body. The life-size sculptures, which are made of smoothed-out bits of wood and are entitled Torso, were meticulously crafted by the artist. This devotion to workmanship yields a strange visual representation of skin.
Iwasaki came up with the concept after noticing how much the wood at Sugara Bay mimicked human muscle tissue. He is mostly an artist, but he started making these three-dimensional works to develop his ideas from a different angle. The intriguing project took the artist 25 years to finish in 2010.
Due to the designer’s use of various permutations of the wood substance when building the human frame, every one of those unsettling artworks is one of a kind. While some of the creatures are seen more “fragmented,” lacking arms, heads, or simply falling apart, others have smooth, alien-like heads and few facial structures. In order to enhance the statues’ eerie aspect, Iwasaki arranged them in various woodland settings after they were completed. The images of the androgynous wooden creatures give the impression that they are moving across a lifeless, dismal landscape.
More Iwasaki realistic statues can be found below; to see his entire body of work, visit his webpage.
Using wood, Japanese artist Nagato Iwasaki fashions amazing anthropomorphic artworks.
The Torso series uses creative wooden forms to represent ambiguous people.