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This is a painted wood sculpture, carved from a single block of wood, by Randall Rosenthal. Its title is "Old Money."
It’s tough to make real money from your work, but I found a guy who is dong the next best thing. I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen the step-by-step photos myself.
His name is Randall Rosenthal, and he lives in East Hampton, NY. Everything he does is carved from a single block of wood, and hand-painted. Here are the rest of the photos for the “Old Money” sculpture, plus more info about the artist, and here is his own website, which includes a gallery of his amazing work.
So is this.
All of it, even the cardboard box, from one block of pine.
He starts by laminating a big block.
He starts to carve under the box flaps, and excavate around the stacks of bills.
That's his blood on the wood. He says he was so busy carving he didn't realize he had nicked himself.
When the carving is done, the meticulous painting begins.
The detail is ridiculous.
And here is Rosenthal in his shop, working on "Old Money."
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when are police coming around, in my neck of the woods its a crime to reproduce ozzie currency in any form
then again look at your gun laws !!
This is a cool carved box.
I also saw no long time ago carved table by Boris Khechoyan
Check it out.His table was Best of Show in San Diego Art Show
Without a doubt the essence is in the painting.
They're very well done! You should check out Australian artist & carver Ricky Swallow's works
His painting skills are beyond belief. The carving is spectacular but the detail of the painting is what makes the project come to life. I wonder how he paints such fine detail on the lower levels of his work???
Fantastic. If he wants to sell it he should charge a box of money.
Well, it sure is different than the droopy, hairy, old man spirits peering out of logs.
That's pretty spectacular. Must take a long time to develop those skills.
I can't figure out what's more impressive; the carving or the painting
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Michael begins carving the saddle lid box with his ripple pattern along the top. Then turns to his 5/30 gouge to texture the sides of the box. This isn't work…
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