Kenya-born and New Zealand-based artist Gordon Pembridge has developed a lifelong bond with nature. This connection with Mother Earth is often the main source of inspiration for his impressive wooden vessels that incorporate elements of natural history and portray colorful local wildlife.


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Pembridge obtains the majority of his timber from storm-felled trees, and shapes it with a lathe, but the real magic happens when he meticulously hand-carves incredibly detailed wildlife scenes with a high-speed engraver. These often feature flora and fauna from his most beloved places - Africa and Oceania. Finally, Gordon forms fitting color compositions and applies them with an airbrush.

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John L 1 month ago

The wonderful possibilities are endless. Imagine this sitting under a skylight, or ceiling light, where the inside is illuminated and radiating outward. Stunning!

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John L 1 month ago

Stunning! I'd love to see him creating this masterpiece with a time lapsed video.

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John L 1 month ago

I'm simply floored by the intricacy of each piece. They are ALL true works of art.

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Alan G. 1 month ago

He even included the reflection of the flamingos!

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Alan G. 1 month ago

Looks like the butterfly can jump out at any second!

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Laura Salzer 1 month ago

Would love to buy one of these.

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Amy Carter 1 month ago

Fave

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Bo Bednar 1 month ago

These are amazing!

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John L 1 month ago

I love admiring beautiful stairwells, and this one would hold my attention for ever.

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John L 1 month ago

So Beautiful! The pastel blues are simply haunting.

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