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Realistic wooden sculptures by Tom Eckert

Hyper realistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyper realistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Incredibly realistic wooden sculptures by Tom Eckert resemble paintings of Renaissance masters. Have you ever seen a floating book, floating cards, floating rock, magic made of wood? Genius of sculpture, Art professor Tom Eckert from Arizona State University carves hyper-realistic sculptures – fabrics that look silky smooth to the touch, and fruit that look ripe for eating. All these sculptures are made entirely out of wood. The professor carves, turns, bends and laminates wood to look like fabrics, glass, stone and fruit. After applying waterborne lacquer paint with spray guns and brushes. ‘The woods I prefer working with are basswood, linden and lime-wood, because they are good and stable for carving and painting. Coming from a painting and drawing background, I am still interested in applying some of those techniques to my sculptures’, explains the professor.

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture of silky fabric and cards by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture of silky fabric and cards by professor Tom Eckert

Tom Eckert has exhibited his art works in over 150 national and international exhibitions since 1966. His work is shown throughout the United States and the Netherlands, and was part of the Craft in America traveling exhibition.

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture of silky fabric and apples by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture of silky fabric and apples by professor Tom Eckert

“Since childhood, I have been curious about and amused by mistaken impressions of reality presented as part of my visual experiences. One of my earliest recollections, on a car trip, was my perception of the wet, slick highway ahead that turned out to be an illusion, a mirage”.

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyper realistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyper realistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyper realistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyper realistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyper realistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyper realistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyper realistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyper realistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Genius of sculpture professor Tom Eckert

Genius of sculpture professor Tom Eckert

Hyper realistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Hyper realistic wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Genius of sculpture professor Tom Eckert

Genius of sculpture professor Tom Eckert

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