Take a look at these whimsical and but wonderful wooden face carvings that I purchased just a few months in the past and added to my artwork assortment. They’re the work of Alexandr Davydenko, and there’s a bit of story behind the place I purchased them … scroll down for extra.
I used to be in New Mexico final fall, and made the drive from Santa Fe as much as Taos on the Excessive Highway to Taos. I continued on west of Taos to see the wonderful Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, a metal deck arch bridge that crosses the Rio Grande Gorge. The bridge spans roughly 600 ft above the Rio Grande, making it the tenth highest bridge in america.
I pulled into the car parking zone on the west facet of the bridge, and realized I used to be fairly hungry, and there have been a handful of distributors arrange within the car parking zone, able to are likely to guests like me. I ordered a hamburger from a lady with a grill, after which proceeded to take a look at a number of the different distributors’ tables, and occurred upon the desk of carvings by Mr. Davydenko – and what a sight it was! I don’t recall ever seeing something fairly like these, all hand-carved out of items of wooden, all of which retain some components of the unique piece of wooden, however then with fantastical faces and expressions carved into them. They ranged in measurement from only a couple inches tall as much as 12-15 inches, and I made a decision straight away that I needed to go residence with a pair of them. The 2 I’ve vary from 5-7 inches tall, and are signed (through a carved title) and dated on the again.
Sadly, it appears that evidently Mr. Davydenko doesn’t have an internet site or Instagram account. His enterprise card gave me his title and a house base of Los Alamos listed on the cardboard, so sadly there appears to be nothing additional than this put up for me to higher promote him and his artwork – I suppose you simply have to go to the Rio Grande Gorge if you wish to purchase his artwork for your self. If anybody on the market is aware of of an internet presence for his artwork, let me know within the feedback part beneath and I’ll gladly hyperlink to it and encourage folks to take a look at extra of his wonderful wooden carvings.