Ricky Swallow is an Australian artist whose work totally blows my mind. The quality in his wood carvings is just incredible. I am particularly taken with the way that parts of the log as a whole are left in some of his works.
Ricky Swallow really manages to bring wood to life. When you see the paper bag or backpack works, his high level of detail is so incredible that you expect to see it move. It is so hard to comprehend that it is all made out of solid wood!