Wonderful ethereal figures
Akiko Mimasu’s artwork features ethereal figures that arise from huge chunks of wood. On top of lengthy pieces of wood, the Japanese artist carves serene, dozing faces that individually seem to be snugly encased within the wooden block.
These napping characters are resting peacefully within the wooden block and are wearing plush equipment. A young, delicate look with eyes closed can be seen on every carefully carved face. Many have 1 or 2 hands curled all around head of the lumber, whereas others are entirely engrossed in the core material.
Mimasu’s motivation for designing these intriguing characters is difficult to understand. Nevertheless, one view can show a coexisting harmony among people and the natural world. The faces of the characters are painstakingly sculpted to conceal the tree’s organic roughness, while the remainder of the medium is left unprocessed.
To view more of Mimasu’s wooden artworks, read below. You can also stay current with the artist’s most recent works by following her on Insta.
Large chunks of wood are carved into mystical images by the Japanese sculptor Akiko Mimasu.
These unnamed individuals seem to be dozing off peacefully.
Many have 1 or 2 arms curled all around head of the lumber, while others are entirely engrossed in the core material.