Kenyan Artist Hand-Carves Complex Wooden Sculptures Of Local African Nature

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Kenya-born and New Zealand-based artist Gordon Pembridge has developed a lifelong bond with nature. This connection with Mother Earth is often the main source of inspiration for his impressive wooden vessels that incorporate elements of natural history and portray colorful local wildlife.

Pembridge obtains the majority of his timber from storm-felled trees, and shapes it with a lathe, but the real magic happens when he meticulously hand-carves incredibly detailed wildlife scenes with a high-speed engraver. These often feature flora and fauna from his most beloved places – Africa and Oceania. Finally, Gordon forms fitting color compositions and applies them with an airbrush.

More info: gordonpembridge.com | demilked (h/t: mmm, boredpanda)