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While searching on Insta, we came across this fantastic collection of wood art which is amazingly aesthetic and mind-blowing. Not everyone can get the perfect crafting ability. But this incredible artist, Tony Fredriksson, has the most blessed hands that work miracles on wood.
This unique artist is from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. With a stable foundation in Arts from the Eastbourne College of Arts and Design. He discovered his talent in art and sculpture at a very young age. When he moved to Africa after his education, he started exploring painting, drawing, and sculpture and focused on the driftwood sculpture.
The master creator with a fantastic piece of art
The detailing of the animal is so accurate.
His effort to get natural animal anatomy to life is superb.
This fantastic artist finds the inspiration for his sculpture from the weathered pieces of the wood itself. According to him, every piece of wood has a separate story. The elements of wood he finds by the Oceans and rivers with the unique textures created by nature get shapes through Tony’s talented hands.
The beauty of intricate detailing.
Who would think a drifted piece of wood could do such wonders?
The artist’s ability to join random pieces of drifted wood is remarkable.
The Leopard looks real!
He has held several sculpture exhibitions, both solo, and group. It is an excellent opportunity to see the outstanding work of this fantastic artist. It is such a gift of talent, and Tony Fredriksson’s work bears witness to this.
The detailing is at its best!
One of the most impressive pieces in Tony’s collection
Not only the animal, but he also thinks of the movements!
Most of the time, he creates figures of life-size animals. Birds, insects, fish, mammals, and other artificial objects use the driftwood found everywhere, beaches, bushes, dams, rivers – wherever trees grow. As mentioned previously, the shape and the size of the piece of wood he finds help him to think of what he going to do next with it. He draws inspiration from the original piece of wood he finds. His creativity is so powerful that he arranges the other smaller pieces he finds in a very strategic approach to convert the amount of driftwood into a fantastic sculpture.
A beautiful composition of the birds in movement.
Have you ever thought of how he made these pieces of driftwood into such beautiful creations? Well, Tiny is skilled with the wood-cutting devices he used to shape the wood. Then he sands them off to get the perfect shape. And he also makes use of sandpaper to smoothen the sharp edges. With the effort he puts in, the final piece takes weeks before it is ready as the perfect piece of sculpture prepared to exhibit.
The excellent collection of insects.
Also, it is interesting to see how this incredible artist has used the knotted, twisted, washed-away branches to get the perfect shapes and anatomically correct animal figures to life. It is pure talent and the artist’s proper interpretation and technical eye that work miracles.
A divine approach to get the perfect animal anatomy to life.
According to what we hear about the artist, he was solid and well-commissioned to make aquatic objects and sea-related creatures. And he has shown excellent skills in getting the best out of the drifted wood pieces and making them into beautiful fish or other related art pieces.
This is too beautiful!
Though some critics think that there is some hidden meaning to the sculptures of Tony, it is clear that they are just a celebration of God’s creations on Earth. He is super talented in getting into the exact details of animal anatomy and detailing.
The color combinations, too, have a substantial impact on Tony’s work.
The most exciting thing is that Tony does not go into complicated, detailed drawings or plans. All he needs is a simple sketch to work with. He visualizes the creature the moment he receives the driftwood piece. So further details are planned using a simple but anatomically correct sketch. All the fantastic elements of work are done through these simple sketches. Surprising, is it? No one can deny that it’s the pure talent of the artist.
What do you think of his facial expressions?
For a moment, one would forget this is wood, as the swan is so real and alive!
His observation of animals is a crucial reason for his success.
When looking at the creations, one of the striking qualities is the artist’s attention to detail. He has used his imagination and skills to get the perfect shape, body features, and unique character of the animals to life. His great observation and knowledge of animal anatomy are well explained through his creations.
There is nothing wrong with the size as long as it is beautiful.
His skills in animal detailing is just amazing!
The following exciting fact is that this artist does not limit himself to familiar creatures. He has vast knowledge, and his imagination is widespread throughout the animal world. He has created all sorts of animals, from the most common species to the most uncommon ones. It makes this artist one of the most outstanding creators of the time.
A perfect blend of colors.
It s not always the skill. Aesthetics, too, has a part to play.
Even if the form is raw and straightforward, it still has beauty.
Creating forms from what you get is pure talent.
Tony’s eye for aesthetics is fantastic!
The color combinations are as natural as possible. Most of the time, this artist keeps the natural color and texture well preserved. It adds a uniqueness to the sculptures. But sometimes, he has used paint on certain animals. Some animals look so natural and lively.
These look so real and natural.
Patching and matching perfectly!
Sometimes the color of the wood itself is a great inspiration.
Perfectly blended textured and forms.
Detailing at its best.
What do you think of this?
Even if it is a piece of drifted wood.
It is not only the animal figures. Have you seen the human body forms and detailed human figures by Tony? Seeing all the little details, he has used on his human figures is an exciting work of art. Most of them show unique poses and actions. And some are portraits full of facial expressions.
The facial expressions are just fantastic.
It’s surprising to see how much Tony can do with a piece of wood.
Some expertise and an aesthetic eye are all you need!
Though he uses the drifted wood, he has not missed capturing the correct body proportions and little intricate details of the human body. The fingers, leg, and arm proportions and the body’s flexibility are very well captured through the drifted wood human sculptures.
Combining bits and pieces of drifted wood is his talent.
Driftwood birds are among the best.
Perfect interpretation of the simple form of the animal.
It is a talent to look at a piece of wood and turn it into an animal.
Apart from the animal figures and the human sculptures, we could also see many exciting works related to objects. Some are just simple utensils we use daily, and some are vehicles. Seeing all these creations with actual life details in them is exciting cannot forget that he has done everything from simple driftwood. And the most commendable thing is how he sees the beauty of the object or the animal figure through an ordinary piece of driftwood.
This piece is terrific, with the most intricate detailing.
What form it may be, Tony can turn the piece of wood into something beautiful.
Getting everything together in the right size, color and texture is also a talent!
Observation is a skill!
The next exciting thing to see in all these unique pieces is how the artist has mixed, matched, and fixed the small amounts of driftwood to form a masterpiece. It shows how powerful his thinking ability and creativity are to create something unique from an ordinary piece of driftwood.
You need the talent to mix and match!
Tony shows immense expertise in combining elements of wood most pleasingly.
For those who love seeing unusual creativity and fascinating pieces of art, the work of Tony is the best example. Also, all these jaw-dropping pieces of work are of high value and aesthetics that can not be compared to any other creations. They are so unique and unforgettable that you forget they are out of driftwood!
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