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Creative Wood Carver Turns Logs into Adorable Forest Creatures: here are 21 of his best creations

Creative Wood Carver Turns Logs into Adorable Forest Creatures: here are 21 of his best creations
Source: mkono.net

Japanese-Canadian wood carving artist and nature-lover Mori Kono creates impressively detailed woodland animal sculptures from fallen trees.

Wood Artist Carves Fallen Logs into Adorable Forest Animals

Now living in Canada, Japanese wood carving artist and nature-lover Mori Kono creates impressively detailed woodland animal sculptures. The skilled artist and his team utilise locally sourced materials such as yellow and red cedar, alder, and birch wood. The ongoing sculpture series includes bears, raccoons, rabbits, owls, and chipmunks. Often carved to look like they’re crawling from trees, or positioned to hang from wooden logs, the impressive works capture the playful nature of each woodland critter.

1. Raccoons in a log Source: mkono.net
See the process below.
2. Bear Cub in the hole See the process below. Source: mkono.net
3. Bear Source: mkono.net
4. This buffalo head is 6ft (1.8m) tall and made from red cedar Source: Facebook/MKCarving
5. Oops! Source: mkono.net
6. Tree for two Source: mkono.net
7. Great horned owl Source: mkono.net
“Owl be back…” Source: mkono.ne
8. Mommy’s home! Source: Facebook/MKCarving
What start out as Disney-like drawings are transformed by the skill of the wood carver into lifelike woodland creatures, in this case a pair of raccoons.
9. New life from dead wood What start out as Disney-like drawings are transformed by the skill of the wood carver into lifelike woodland creatures, in this case a pair of raccoons. Source: mkono.net
Sharing the passion with a new generation Source: Facebook/MKCarving
10. Tools of the trade Source: Facebook/MKCarving
11. Beaver at the bannister Source: mkono.net
The beaver is carved into the newel post but appears to be eating the nearby bannister pale Source: mkono.net
Ok, so not strictly a woodland creature, but the artist has carved everything from realistic fruit to a Bugatti automobile (see below).
12. The Mermaid Ok, so not strictly a woodland creature, but the artist has carved everything from realistic fruit to a Bugatti automobile (see below). Source: Instagram/MKCarving
13. Squerrel Source: Instagram MK Carving
14. Beaver Source: Instagram MK Carving
15. Hold on Source: Instagram MK Carving
16. Hang on Source: Instagram MK Carving
17. More squerrels Source: Instagram MK Carving
18. Rabbits Source: Instagram MK Carving
19. I got something for you. Source: Instagram MK Carving
20. Fish Source: Instagram MK Carving
21. Hide and Seek Source: Instagram MK Carving

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All image shared with kind permission of the artist. You can find Mori Kono on Facebook, Instagram, or the website.

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