Wood carving is undoubtedly one of the most impressive types of art, with its creations being extraordinary making the entire world open their eyes wider. Taking a tree stump and turning it into anything that the artist’s mind thinks of is an ability that not many people are gifted with. Mori Kono is a wood carver with a tremendous love for nature and has found a way to combine these two loves of his and produce art that respects both of them.
Mori Kono and his team, MK carving & sculpting, take their local materials and turn them into beautiful animal carvings.
They use yellow and red cedar, alder and birch wood and carve bears, raccoons, rabits, owls and chipmunks.
They are based in Canada from 2005 and accept commissioned work for private clients.
They use powerful machines to cut the wood at first, but most of the detailed work is done with a hand chisel.
Since they are from Canada, they can appreciate the importance of nature and humans’ respect for it.
Their goal is to reconnect people with nature and make them realize that the modernized world is not that important to us.
Their animal carvings seem like they hang from a branch or escape from inside a tree stump.
The message that we should all keep from these artists’ work is that nature and animals need our respect and love. They were here first and make our lives better. We can’t possibly believe that our lives are better without them.