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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Nancy Arnold
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3 years ago

Wow ! Love the colours

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Olga Vol
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3 years ago

I want this one for my home :) <3

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John L
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3 years ago

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

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Len Cicio
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3 years ago

this really feels like the birds are walking on the water. How long do pieces usually take you to do Gordon and how much time did it take you to develop your style and technique?

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Zedi Ahmed
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3 years ago

Awesome, a really talented artist.

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Laura Salzer
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3 years ago

Would love to buy one of these.

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Len Cicio
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3 years ago

Never seen anything quite like this. beautiful work with such attention to detail. is there a range of sizes these come in? Would make wonderful gifts for homes. Magnificent Gordon!

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Bo Bednar
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3 years ago

These are amazing!

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John L
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3 years ago

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

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John L
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3 years ago

So Beautiful! The pastel blues are simply haunting.

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Katrin Richter
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3 years 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
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3 years ago

The example of a good time

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Pat Mortimer
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3 years ago

Are they for sale

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Anna Calkins
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3 years ago

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

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Yaffa Collin
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3 years ago

It is real art. Are they for sale?

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Ann Grimes
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3 years ago

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

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Hardeesh Bhamra
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3 years ago

I love this one ,although they are all incredibly beautiful

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Deborah Cooper
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3 years ago

Where can I buy these

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Sandy Valimberti
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3 years ago

Amazing!

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Madeleine Ward
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3 years ago

All absolutely beautiful and amazing!!!

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Susann Campbell
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3 years ago

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

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