Miniature Figures Carved in Wood Cradle Colorful Silk Lace in Ágnes Herczeg’s Tender Sculptures — Colossal

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Miniature Figures Carved in Wood Cradle Colorful Silk Lace in Ágnes Herczeg’s Tender Sculptures — Colossal




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#Ágnes Herczeg
#fiber art
#lace
#thread
#wood
#woodworking

April 3, 2023

Kate Mothes

A small wooden sculpture with woven, colorful lace depicting a figure tending to some plants.

All images © Ágnes Herczeg, shared with permission

Delicate silk threads laced around tiny wooden armatures compose intricate scenes in Ágnes Herczeg’s sculptures. Using branches from fruit trees like wild cherry or pear or foraged driftwood from the banks of the Danube River near where she lives, the Hungary-based artist (previously) meticulously carves the gentle curves of figures, animals, and domestic objects to tell stories about home, traditions, and daily life.

Throughout the past year, Herczeg has focused on woodcarving, enjoying the process as she learns along the way. “I really tried to make as thin and intricate pieces as I can by hand… I really love this process,” she says, sharing that the details provide “even more opportunities to show new stories and compositions.”

Find more on Herczeg’s website, where she also regularly updates her shop with available pieces, and you can follow her work on Instagram.

 

A small wooden sculpture with woven, colorful lace depicting a figure with some greenery.

A small wooden sculpture with woven, colorful lace depicting a bird with a berry in its beak and a wing shaped like a hand.

Two small wooden sculptures with woven, colorful lace depicting a figure standing by a tree (on the left) and an elderly female portrait in profile (on the right).

A small wooden sculpture with woven, colorful lace depicting a pitcher of lemonade and tableware.

A small wooden sculpture with woven, colorful lace depicting a figure in a landscape.

Two small wooden sculptures with woven, colorful lace depicting a figure cooking something in a small vessel (on the left) and a figure walking over a blue stream (on the right).

A small wooden sculpture with woven, colorful lace depicting a figure weaving.

A small wooden sculpture with woven, colorful lace depicting a figure standing in profile with birds flying past.

A small wooden sculpture with woven, colorful lace depicting a figure sweeping.

A small wooden sculpture with woven, colorful lace depicting a face in profile.

#Ágnes Herczeg
#fiber art
#lace
#thread
#wood
#woodworking

 

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