Wooden sculptures by Paul Kaptein

Obviously, being part of a wood-based and design-led company like Kronospan anything creatively positive involving timber makes us happy. So, when we saw Australian artist Paul Kaptein’s incredible hand carvings it was pure joy.

The wood carvings are incredibly detailed and breathtakingly realistic portrayals of people and clothing. He doesn’t just use the chisel to create the flow and relief of the body or cloth; he seems to work beautifully with the grain direction so the work seems to have grown naturally like a genuine piece of timber – rather than a handmade carving.

Photography: Paul Kaptein

Photography: Paul Kaptein

Photography: Paul Kaptein

Photography: Paul Kaptein

Photography: Paul Kaptein

Photography: Paul Kaptein

Photography: Paul Kaptein

Photography: Paul Kaptein

Photography: Paul Kaptein

Photography: Paul Kaptein

Photography: Paul Kaptein

Photography: Paul Kaptein

Photography: Paul Kaptein

Photography: Paul Kaptein

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