There is an incredible variety of natural materials that can be given the most unusual form. And with this, many people cope with talent. A tree is one of several “obedient” materials. With its help, a large world box of art is replenished with thousands of unique works. But, if some can only admire these cute little things, others do not represent their life without their creation.
“Wooden art” has its roots in the past . Many ancient peoples worshiped trees, including the Slavs. From the tree objects of a life, talismans, protective totems and house amulets were created. In addition, the tree was the most accessible material from which it was possible to make any household utensils. Therefore, almost every man in the family had to be able to turn any piece of wood into a practical object: dishes, decorations for the house, furniture.
Nowadays many people take a great interest in wood carving, but this is not just a hobby – for some it’s a very important occupation. Often on the creation of something, the masters are inspired by nature. And the fruit of a creative impulse can be, for example, flowers made of wood. It is an art that requires incredible skill and patience.
To learn wood carving, you need to spend a lot of time and energy, but here you can not do without a talent. To make another unique flower, the master draws a sketch of the future work on paper for a start. Then he carefully thinks out how it is better to start working with a tree, and only after having prepared the necessary tool, he will be able to dull to work.
Decorative wooden flowers can be made into a bouquet and be in a vase. Such a detail will perfectly decorate the table in the living room, or chest of drawers in the bedroom. Also they can be presented for any holiday, especially if a person is allergic to real flowers. Such a gift will never wither and will be able to rejoice with its beauty for many years.
Each master has his own technique for creating colors. For example, a flower can be carved entirely from a single piece of wood, and varnished. And some craftsmen produce separately each petal, leaf, stem and stand for the composition. After they are glued together or simply assembled as a designer. Such flowers can be painted in any colors and shades, giving them an incredible fairy-tale appearance.
Simple simple compositions suitable for children’s creativity, if you buy an unfinished flower, then the child himself can figure out how to paint it. It perfectly develops thinking and motor skills in children.
Another variant of wooden flowers is a kind of picture with a carved composition on a whole piece of wood. It can decorate any wall, For example, hang over a fireplace. Handwork is always of great value, and such a picture will always attract a lot of attention.
In the style of high-tech it is very appropriate to put wooden flowers, as they will dilute the cold shades of this style and add a little heat. Such flowers are very practical – they only sometimes require wet cleaning. And although they do not exude a pleasant smell, they can spend much more time pleasing you with their presence.
From the tree make flower stands, on which the most diverse ornamental plants are woven and unfolded. The number of trays on the stand can be any, but do not overload this work of art. Wooden flowers can become the largest and most beautiful part of the decor of any room.
Vladimir is professionally engaged in wood carving. All products are made in the author’s technique of sculptural woodcarving and represent miniature compositions in the form of flowers and plants. Materials for production were such valuable wooden tree species as mahogany, karagach, pear, beech, etc.
The work of Vladimir Nalimov is difficult to attribute to any particular type of carving, as they are made in a unique, author’s technique honed for several years.
And if they can be called a sculptural carving of small forms, then with great reservations.
Products are not cut out of a single piece but are compositions of an individual, perfectly fitted to each other, composed of different types of wood (birch, karagach, aspen, mahogany, etc.).
The author himself calls his works miniatures from wood, and exhibition visitors often add to this definition the word “jewelry”…
This collection is the work of the labor teacher of the Narva Krenholm Gymnasium – Alexei Arefyev. This is Alexey’s know-how, his idea, his development and his embodiment. It is the technology of making these flowers became the basis of the thesis of Alexei.