Artist Carves Insanely Detailed Sculptures Out Of Common Objects He Finds

These pictures below are the very detailed work of Canadian artist and sculptor Maskull Lasserre, whose breathtaking wood sculpture work is all about extracting the most delicate anatomical forms of humans, animals, and insects from common inanimate objects such as pianos, doors, books, or axes. Almost anything with character and age is a good candidate for Maskull.

Check out some of his breathtaking work below. The attention to detail will blow your mind:

Artist Carves Insanely Detailed Sculptures Out Of Common Objects He Finds

Rhinoceros And Fable

Artist Carves Insanely Detailed Sculptures Out Of Common Objects He Finds

Rat, Door, Rolling Pin – Rat skeleton carved into a door and rolling pin

Artist Carves Insanely Detailed Sculptures Out Of Common Objects He Finds

Rat & Rolling Pin

Artist Carves Insanely Detailed Sculptures Out Of Common Objects He Finds

Close Up Of The Rat Carved Into The Rolling Pin

Artist Carves Insanely Detailed Sculptures Out Of Common Objects He Finds

Young Crow Skeleton Carved Into A Chair And Axe

Artist Carves Insanely Detailed Sculptures Out Of Common Objects He Finds

Young Crow Skeleton Carved Into A Chair And Axe

Artist Carves Insanely Detailed Sculptures Out Of Common Objects He Finds

Close Up Of Young Crow Skeleton Carved Into A Chair And Axe

Artist Carves Insanely Detailed Sculptures Out Of Common Objects He Finds

Bough – Knotted Rope (Noose) Carved Into A Fallen Butternut Tree Bough

Artist Carves Insanely Detailed Sculptures Out Of Common Objects He Finds

Close Up Of The Knotted Rope (Noose)

Artist Carves Insanely Detailed Sculptures Out Of Common Objects He Finds

Rhinoceros Beetle Carved Into A Piano – The Piano is Hung From The Ceiling

Artist Carves Insanely Detailed Sculptures Out Of Common Objects He Finds

Close Up Of The Rhinoceros Beetle

Artist Carves Insanely Detailed Sculptures Out Of Common Objects He Finds

Close Up Of The Rhinoceros Beetle

Artist Carves Insanely Detailed Sculptures Out Of Common Objects He Finds

Secret Carpentry – Carved Axe

Artist Carves Insanely Detailed Sculptures Out Of Common Objects He Finds

Secret Carpentry – Carved Axe

Artist Carves Insanely Detailed Sculptures Out Of Common Objects He Finds

Self Doubt (Macaque) – Carved Plywood Plinth & Bell Jar

Artist Carves Insanely Detailed Sculptures Out Of Common Objects He Finds

Mammoth And Bird

Artist Carves Insanely Detailed Sculptures Out Of Common Objects He Finds

Mammoth And Bird

Artist Carves Insanely Detailed Sculptures Out Of Common Objects He Finds

Incarnate (Three Degrees of Certainty II) – Books, Steel, Hardware

Artist Carves Insanely Detailed Sculptures Out Of Common Objects He Finds

Incarnate (Three Degrees of Certainty II) – Books, Steel, Hardware

Artist Carves Insanely Detailed Sculptures Out Of Common Objects He Finds

Maskull Lasserre hard at work.

More info: Maskull Lasserre

That might seem like a total waste of a perfectly good piano or usable axe to some, but according to Maskull Lasserre his work is a demonstration of how once something ceases to be it becomes something else that is just as beautiful:
“When the remnants of life are imposed on an object, and that’s true especially with the carving work that I do, it infers a past history or a previous life that had been lived, so again where people see my work as macabre, I often see it as hopeful, as the remnants of a life. Despite the fact that the life has ended, at least that life had a beginning and middle as well, so often by imparting these bodily elements to inanimate objects it reclaims or reanimates them in a virtual way.”

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