Artist Tom Eckert creates incredibly lifelike sculptures that are made entirely out of wood. Using a variety of traditional woodworking techniques and lacquer paint, Eckert makes astonishingly convincing full-scale still lifes of everyday objects. His most mind-boggling sculptures feature flowing fabric forms, some of which appear translucent.
Forms carved to suggest cloth recur in many of my pieces. By tradition, cloth has been widely used to conceal and shroud objects in practices ranging from advertising to church rituals. Covered forms are often more evocative – with a sense of mystery absent from the uncovered object by itself. I remember in church one Lent, as a child, being mystified while gazing at the statues shrouded with purple cloth.
via Twisted Sifter