You might not believe it, but what looks like taxidermied animals are in fact made from completely from wood chips. Russian school teacher Sergei Bobkov cuts chips from the Siberian cedar to create wonderfully detailed sculptures of birds and animals.
To make the plummage for his bird sculptures, he cuts the wood chips from a cedar stick and soaks them in water for several days. He then rolls them into the shape of a feather. It’s a labour-intensive project and Bobkov spents up to six months to produce a sculpture. Have a look at some of his creations after the jump.
The enterprising artist has patented his unique method of manufacturing art sculptures.