These fabulous wood sculptures were on show at Gumbostrand Konst & Form created by Robert Lappalainen. This is how former race car driver, nowadays wood artist Lappalainen (b. 1949) presents himself:
"On my own farm, I cut down the trees myself and after drying them, unique art is created. I am excited as a little boy about my new profession, so it will be a long day at the workshop. I often sit for long periods of time in my studio and think, what I am going to do with that huge tree trunk. In the end it turns into a beautiful unique work of art. Before it is finished it has been worked for months, piece by piece towards the end result. When the piece is finished, I hug it and thank it for the wonderful time together, because the tree has done the greatest job growing for 150 years and I only spent a few months on it.”
Enchantment / Lumous
Beautiful / Kaunis
Transilluminated / Läpi valaistu
Light touch / Hento kosketus
Daylilies are starting to bloom.
I don’t know the name of this one, but I like its brownish shade very much.
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Good morning Riita,VastaaPoista
I think the idea is great and I really like the sculptures, I like things like that a lot.
You must have enjoyed that. I find the daylilies particularly beautiful, but here they are either dried up or already faded.
Have a nice weekend, best regards Eva
It's nice that he's occupied with this activity. Quite remarkable! Lovely daylilies.VastaaPoista
i love sculptures made of wood very much! I can see in the artist's work and his words that he is very connected to this material. wonderful works!VastaaPoista
the daylilies are also very, very beautiful - they have a great colour.
have a nice weekend, dear riitta!
Beautiful sculptures. Thank you for hosting. Happy weekend.VastaaPoista
The sculptures are creative and new. I like those lilies too.VastaaPoista
Happy weekend to you too! 🌷
Tuo Hento kosketus on kyllä hieno.VastaaPoista
Nice exhibition. It is a pleasure to see your photos.VastaaPoista
I also have these lilies in my garden, mine are a bit darker. Wonderful flowers.
hug to you
Wood is very beautiful. I think you enjoyed the exhibition.VastaaPoista
These wood sculptures are beautiful. I have a very similar daylily in my garden, and it is Hemerocalis fulva.
Have a nice, relaxing weekend:)
Those day lilies...oh my goodness!VastaaPoista
Thank you for sharing this work with us. I love daylilies!VastaaPoista
...these are wonderful.VastaaPoista
I must have seen work of this artist somewhere else -it looks familiar. Love the "Light Touch." He must live near a forest with many trees:):)VastaaPoista
I have to agree with Jesh, I think I've seen something similar to this art work before - same artist but slightly different work. Love the flowers - just beautiful. I got up early and cancelled my weekend away (one night really) to go to galleries. I could almost cry. The second time I've had to move it. Honestly, it's exhausting.VastaaPoista
I LOVE such wooden sculptures, partly rough and rustic, partly with a wonderfully smooth feel. When I was young, I founded an association with friends to make art more accessible for the disabled persons. The olive tree sculptures by the artist Rena Meren, for example, were a good way for blind people to feel art: http://www.rena-meren.at/werk/sculp1.html They remind me a lot of the sculptures you showed. Your daylilies are also wonderful - especially the ones in your last photo look unusual / very special to me!
das sind sehr schöne Stücke, aber ich mag sowieso fast alles, was aus Holz gefertigt wurde.
Der Monat ist schon wieder zu Ende (Ich habe Deine Collage gesehen). Und bei uns war es viel zu trocken, im ganzen Monat hat es nur 16 Liter auf den Quadratmeter geregnet, das ist viel zu wenig und ich denke, bald sehe ich mehr Gelb als Grün im Garten.
Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Sonntag.
Viele liebe Grüße
Bonitas obras de arte. Besos.VastaaPoista