The Unique Wood-Chip Sculptures of Sergei Bobkov

53-year-old Sergei Bobkov has patented a unique technique of creating amazing sculptures out of Siberian cedar wood-chips.

“It’s not very interesting to do what others can. To create something out of nothing in a completely new way is far more inspiring”. This is how Sergei Bobkov explains the unique form of art that he created. He says many people compare his artworks to taxidermy, because they both look so much like the animals they replicate, but Sergei believes they are as different as light and darkness. Whereas taxidermy is all about death, his wood-chip art symbolizes life.

This resident of Kozhany, Russia, has developed his very own technique, that prevents wood-chips from falling apart, in time. After creating about 100-150 chips, from 2-3 inch long cedar stick, he puts them in water for several days. Then, making use of his surgical precision, he carves the chips into any shape he needs.

Sergey has been doing this for some time now, but he has only created 11 wood-chip sculptures. That’s because just one of these incredible artworks takes around six months t complete, at a work rate of 10 to 12 hours a day, with no days off. Sergei Bobkov focuses on wildlife creatures, and he studies their anatomy for months, before starting work on a sculpture.

Even though he was offered $17,000 for his wood-chip eagle.Sergei’s Bobkov declined, saying his rt is not for sale.

Photo by Reuters via Daylife

Photo by Reuters via Daylife

Photo by Reuters via Daylife

Above photos via EnglishRussia


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Feedback (21 Comments)

  • Michelle Sclarandis Posted on May 30, 2010

    The owl is my favorite!

  • Michelle Sclarandis Posted on May 30, 2010

    The owl is my favorite!

  • Mehdi Ahmadi Posted on September 16, 2010

    How did you bind the wood chips together? I’m exploring artwork using wood chips and I’m having some problems with keeping them together without showing the wood glue or staples. Any solutions?

    Thanks

  • mike Posted on January 25, 2012

    ” has patented a unique technique of creating amazing sculptures out of Siberian cedar wood-chips.”

    - really? how about sharing ideas instead of guarding them for-profit…

    it’s amazing work BTW

  • Joyce Curry Posted on January 28, 2012

    Is your very different and beautiful artwork for sale? If so, please let me know a we- site for where to go to see various samples and pricing.

    In God We Trust
    Joyce

  • nelson Posted on February 13, 2012

    patent….perhaps…and that’s good……glue comes to mind

  • Rick Posted on February 15, 2012

    These sculptures are incredible!!!

  • Twinkle140 Posted on March 1, 2012

    If you had paid attention to the explanation of his work you would know that he does not SELL his creations and does not intend to.

  • Audris Chaney Posted on March 4, 2012

    What amazing work and Bless your patience! lol
    I hope you create much more. Beautiful and inspirering.

    I love the smaller animals.

  • yvonne Posted on March 7, 2012

    absolutely incredible, never seen anything as beautiful – thx for sharing

  • Jan Posted on March 9, 2012

    Your work is amazing, I repair violins and my partner is now expecting me to put in equivolent hours to you. No chance. Keep up this amazing journey. We will be watching with fascination and amazement. Well done.

  • Derek Williams Posted on March 15, 2012

    Brilliant and phenomenal.

  • Janice Bornitz Posted on March 16, 2012

    Your work is absolutely amazing! I truly appreciate the gift that you are even sharing the photos for us to appreciate such a wonderful talent.