Sunday 28 August 2011

Cornel Schneider - devoted to realism.

This remarkable piece of carving is the latest work by the Swiss carver, Cornel Schneider. His utter devotion to realism never fails to astonish me. This grumpy toad on a lotus leaf is actually carved from a single piece of box wood and features acrylic "droplets of water". As life-like as the toad is, and he really does seem to be a grumpy fellow...the toad not Cornel ;-), I'm particularly drawn to the understated delicacy of the leaf and those beads of  water. Lovely!
If you'd like to see a few more images of this piece you'll find some on the Iron Brush forum, here.

You can also see more of Cornel's work on his own website, here;

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