Beautiful Lifelike Hand Carved Sculptures of Animals Who Live on Land, Sky, Sea and In Pure Imagination

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Woodworking artist Mori Kono of MK Carving and Sculpting in Vancouver, British Columbia, creates absolutely beautifully realistic hand carved sculptures of animals who reside on land, in the sea and/or in the air, although Kono has been known to also tap into pure imagination with a mystical fire breathing creature (for tap handles). According to Kono, the idea around these carvings is to offer an item that provides a natural respite from busy lives.

Our main mission is to bring out, or back, the wondrousness of nature to this busy modern world. All living things in this world exist and accept every rule of mother nature… living in balance. If our completed works of art are able to contribute to society – to have a deeper feeling and respect towards nature and the wild more often, then that is our greatest dream!

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Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails. Lori can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.