This will bow your mind. It blew mine.
Canadian artist Maskull Lasserre takes everyday wooden objects and carves into them, creating the most extraordinary works of art. Look ... just a normal chair and an axe with maybe a bit of woodworm, right?
Look closer ...
... and closer still.
Amazing eh? Have a look at a few more.
That might seem like a waste of a perfectly good piano or axe to some but, according to Lasserre, his work is a demonstration of how once something ceases to be it becomes something else:
When the remnants of life are imposed on an object, and that’s true especially with the carving work that I do, it infers a past history or a previous life that had been lived, so again where people see my work as macabre, I often see it as hopeful, as the remnants of a life. Despite the fact that the life has ended, at least that life had a beginning and middle as well, so often by imparting these bodily elements to inanimate objects it reclaims or reanimates them in a virtual way.'
Nope. Me neither. But I love the work.
See more here at Viralnova or his personal website here.