Artist carves wood into intricately detailed figures in the likeness of men and women
No. That’s not the cast of a daytime soap opera you’re looking at. Those are wooden sculptures made by Italian artist Bruno Walpoth.
Bruno Walpoth: The observation of the “real” has always fascinated me. And the wood for me, it fits more than any other material for its ability to convey my emotions.The final step in the realization of a work is the one that fascinates me the most and with which I most deeply connect.
Bruno Walpoth: As a child, but especially in adolescence, I always liked to spend time in solitude looking for the silence in nature. Today, those moments perhaps can be found in my creations.
Walpoth tells the Sculpture Review:
Wood is a natural material. It feels good. It smells good. It can be designed in so many ways, especially in regard to processing and finishing its surfaces. It requires knowledge of the grain that can only be acquired through years of direct experience.