Wood Carving as Ancient Tradition

Nowadays, in this timeless medium artists continue to work with wood to create their pieces which reflect their ancient tradition of wood carving. Even though their approaches vary greatly, still there are some work that remains one commonality in their works of wood art. It seems that they each can transform the rigid form into something that is unexpectedly beautiful.

Damiano Taurino whose carving and treatment to the wood was smooth that it may look really like a piece of cloth. And in Earl Martz’s sculpture of an owl, its face emerges from the distressed bark of a twisted branch. Others though, still have to celebrate their jagged form and incorporate it directly into their work.

In Cairo, where there is the Egyptian Museum, we can find a statue of a man which was produced from sycamore, possibly came from 4,000 BC. This piece is quite likely to be one of the first in a long tradition of wood carving art.

It’s so true that woodworking has a long and rich place in our history. The proof is that early humans used it, along with stone, clay, and animal parts, as some of the first materials they mastered. It still remains relevant today, since many objects in our everyday life are crafted from this sturdy form.