Art concepts of forest sculptures.
The forest sculpture is one of directions of the applied fine arts. Art
concepts of forest sculptures differ from other kinds and directions of the fine
arts as a major principle is the idea of natural beauty of unusual forms and
spontaneous shapes of our surprising and alive planet.
When in a forest there are intricate branches or snags similar on any unknown animal or on any alive essence it is very interesting. It is more interesting not casually but specially to find a wildlife image in strange and freakish natural formations which are formed as a result of tree growth.
The forest sculpture is the most ancient fine arts on the Earth. In fact when there were no tools and skills of processing of wood materials then the man at the first time has found an old tree root and has seen vegetative shapes which surprisingly reminded a human image, or images of birds or other wildlife animals. It was the first act of creativity as a result of which in consciousness of the man there were first sparks of imagination and fantasy.
Can seem that freakish natural formations in roots and branches of forest trees are casual, but if images of alive essences are recognize in vegetative shapes of plants then I in earnest reflect on a general and universal origin of a life. It is possible to think about reason of plants and about mystical interrelation of plants with animals if shapes of fauna are embodied in formal structures of flora. As when I find artistic images in roots of old fur trees, and in particular art images of wooden birds with open wings, then it is possible to reflect on secrets of a life. There was a bird, and then the image of a bird was embodied in a tree, and then I have found sculptural shapes of a wooden bird which was hardened or firmed in a fur-tree or fir-tree root. As if trees adopt animalistic images of animals and wildlife beasts that we people could see incomprehensible continuity or succession of a life and intelligence of the nature.
|During wood processing of forest sculptures it is
necessary to not change natural shapes, but it is possible to correct
slightly if it is necessary for more distinct understanding of a natural
image and more exact designation of sculptural shapes.
The main art value of forest sculptures is not fiction of a man, but creative potential of the nature, or otherwise to tell natural imagination which is in various displays of spiritual and alive flora. People only can find natural beauty of the nature and show sculptural shapes which are embodied in trees. Namely if a sculptor has found a root in which natural images of a bird or any animal are embodied then the art task consists that the sculptor or artist should reveal these images correctly and to not break an original plan which incorporated in natural materials.
The forest sculpture has the better art value if sculptors made less changes. Though artists can correct some wooden forms, but nevertheless forest sculptural images are the most interesting and original in that case when initial natural shapes are not changed.
It is impossible to use alive trees. In forests there are much natural
materials which forests with pleasure will give people, and consequently
there is no necessity to break alive birches and fur-trees.
Natural images can be found among different dry trees in forests, but
the shown sculptural images of fairy birds are found in old roots of
Photos show different foreshortenings of the not processed but
washed root of a fur-tree.
To find art images of birds I search for suitable places in forests where in
roots of trees there can be natural wood images. Such places I met in northeast
of the Moscow area. The most number of the shown forest sculptures in this
gallery are found in two such places which have approximate alongside
coordinates: 56°N 38°E. These are small forest areas but almost each fur tree
root there comprises interesting natural shapes which can be considered as
sculptural images of birds or other animals.
More often it is beautiful places or otherwise to tell fairy fir forests where there are many old stubs which there were roots of fur-trees.
Namely natural material of the shown forest sculptures is dense wood which arises in root structures of fur-trees owing to conifer pitch, and consequently grounds or soils should be favorable for growth of necessary types of fur-trees and for preservation of firm pitch layers of conifer wood. And consequently old fur-tree stubs should be on positive grounds where firm conifer layers of wood are kept long enough.
Fur-tree stubs should not be too rotten that there are safe firm conifer layers of wood, but stubs should be old enough to separate firm layers from rotten wood. Namely roots should have the certain age.
It is necessary to break old stubs and sometimes to turn out from the ground. After that it is necessary to remove rotten wood and to take firm root layers which are kept in a good condition owing to presence of pitch.
These firm root layers have very intricate shapes in which it is possible to see every possible natural images of birds and animals.
I hope that shown images of fairy birds on pages of this online gallery
will be interesting to your attention.
If it seems that the shown sculptural shapes are a lie, namely are cut of a wood, then I assure that it is the valid original shapes which are formed by the nature. Principles and art concepts of forest sculptures consist in it.