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.

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.

More info: gordonpembridge.com (h/t: mmm)

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John L 1 year 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 year ago

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

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John L 1 year 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 year ago

He even included the reflection of the flamingos!

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Alan G. 1 year ago

Looks like the butterfly can jump out at any second!

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Laura Salzer 1 year ago

Would love to buy one of these.

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Amy Carter 1 year ago

Fave

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Bo Bednar 1 year ago

These are amazing!

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John L 1 year ago

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

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John L 1 year ago

So Beautiful! The pastel blues are simply haunting.

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Katrin Richter 1 year ago

I don't know why, but this one is my Favorit. The powerful pose of this powerful bull and the fragility of the bowl is the perfect symmetry!

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Sara Beasley 1 year ago

The example of a good time

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Pat Mortimer 1 year ago

Are they for sale

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Anna Calkins 1 year ago

The implied sunset/sunrise with the reddish interior is really lovely and makes this one my favorite

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Yaffa Collin 1 year ago

It is real art. Are they for sale?

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Ann Grimes 1 year ago

Oh a "little earth man who lives underground and worships the sun."

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Hardeesh Bhamra 1 year ago

I love this one ,although they are all incredibly beautiful

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Deborah Cooper 1 year ago

Where can I buy these

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Sandy Valimberti 1 year ago

Amazing!

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Madeleine Ward 1 year ago

All absolutely beautiful and amazing!!!

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Susann Campbell 1 year ago

All of these should be bought for millions of dollars by Museums and displayed for all to see.

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