Makers around the world have harnessed the perfect combination of wood and resin to create stunning works of art. Ukrainian artist Yurii Myketka, aka Wood Whale Laboratoryspecializes in applying this mixture to aesthetic animal sculptures.
With their minimalist bodies and meticulous detailing, these miniature figures are visually striking. Myketka creates these eye-catching designs by alternating the placement of wood and resin in the sculpture, using bold, jewel-toned colors, and simplifying the animal shapes into the most essential features. As a result, his menagerie is both charming and endearing.
From penguins to foxes to small birds, Myketka captures a range of animal creatures with her distinct style. Sometimes he deliberately creates mirrored pairs that share complementary characteristics, while other pieces are presented individually as solitary figures. Each piece, however, possesses the essence of its real-life inspiration.
Scroll down to check out some of Myketka’s wood and resin animal sculptures. When not making creatures, Myketka also makes custom wall hangings, jewelry, and more. Check out her Etsy shop here.
Ukrainian artist Yurii Myketka, aka Woodwhale Lab, creates stunning animal sculptures in wood and resin.
His latest projects feature perfect animal pairs.
These fox and bird sculptures are minimalist representations of their real life inspirations.
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