Cute wooden animals
Mori Kono, a Japanese woodcarver and environment enthusiast, carves intricate figures of forest creatures. The great artist, who is now based in Canada, works with his group at MK Carving & Sculpting to use native resources including birch, willow, and yellow and red aromatic cedar. There are bears, raccoons, bunnies, eagles, and pinnipeds in the continuing artwork collection. The remarkable sculptures reflect the whimsical essence of every naughty critter, frequently carving them to appear to be creeping from woodland trees or placed to dangle from wooden planks.
Kono employs a variety of chain saws, although she typically uses a simple portable chisel for smallest detail, such finely detailed fur and feathers carvings or the area around an animal’s eyes. The creatures may stick out from their light-colored logs because after the carving comes the painting, which gives the sculptures life.
Kono primarily works on a contract basis, customizing every item for every client. The goal of the MK carving and modeling workshop is to restore the wonders of nature to the contemporary day. The team claims that their biggest ambition would be realized “if our finished pieces of art are productive in society […] to have a greater feeling and love of nature and the wilderness.”
Like Kono on Fb where he regularly posts videos and photos of his ongoing projects to see some more of his artworks.
Normal logs are transformed into intricate animal figurines by wood carver Mori Kono.
On social networks, the accomplished artist posts descriptions of his methods and procedures.