The hyper – realistic art that will leave you stumped : Artist carves …

  • Arizona State professor Tom Eckert disguises wood as other materials
  • He finishes the carvings with waterborne lacquer paint for realism

By
Helen Lawson

11:35 EST, 31 May 2013


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12:16 EST, 31 May 2013

The cloth looks silky smooth to the touch and the apple looks ripe for eating. But taking a bite of these ones would leave you with a mouth full of splinters.

These are the creation of art professor Tom Eckert, who carves, turns, bends and laminates wood to looks like fabrics, glass, stone and fruit.

After applying waterborne lacquer paint with spray guns and brushes, the results are hyper-realistic, if a touch surreal.

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Ripe to the touch, or so it seems. These apples are some of art professor Tom Eckert's wooden creations

Ripe to the touch, or so it seems. These apples are some of art professor Tom Eckert’s

Article source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2333742/Artist-carves-incredible-fabrics-fruit-sculptures-entirely-WOOD.html

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