Friday, 7 March 2014

The Secret Carpentry of Maskull Lasserre

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.

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