intricate woodcarvings by mary leu
dec 11, 2012
intricate woodcarvings by mary leu


wood carving of knitted fabric by mary leu

 

 

taiwanese artist mary leu is known for breaking a craft long dominated by men in her country – woodcarving. each piece is sculpted from a
single piece of boxwood, which may depict a piece of fruit, a pair of sneakers or a length of cloth. depending on the size, each piece takes between three months
to a year to complete – and the attention to detail leu invests in her work can be revealed through a magnifying glass which shows the simulation
of small hairs on a stem of a plant or a thatch in a piece of fabric. leu established her business ‘mary leu fine carving art gallery’ in 2000 –
a one-story house that is divided into three sections – an exhibition space, a workshop, and a coffee/tea house that
also acts as a souvenir shop – where leu continues to astound locals and visitors with her talent, despite her gender.

 

 


a length of cloth and basket recreated through wood

 

 


carved underpants

 

 


a carved bag

 

 


clothes hanging on the line

 


a video showing mary leu’s work

 

 

via inspir3d

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