In this series at great inspire you are going to see amazing haunting driftwood forest spirits. Japanese artists always impress with their unique imagination and special approach to creating art pieces. The techniques they come up with and their efforts to bring art and nature together are truly breathtaking, but also a bit inexplicable to those who do not belong to their culture and do not share a similar mindset.
Nagato Iwasaki, an exceptionally talented Japanese artist and sculptor, is one of those creators, whose works aren’t supposed to please the eye, but rather shock with their mesmerizing beauty, make the observers dive into the world of mystery and awaken their conflicting emotions. More often than not, his unbelievably detailed wooden figures, which can easily pass for the finest carpentry you’ll ever see, create an uneasy feeling and mixed emotions, bordering with fear, disturbance, and admiration at the same time.
The haunting human figures made of nothing but wood look like the forest men, which were turned into featureless statues at the behest of an unknown magic as they were searching their way out of the forest thicket. Once people, they got transformed into haunting driftwood figures, froze in time and space and merged with the ancient Japanese woods as their inseparable part. At least, that’s an impression these unsettling sculptures, the forest guards, made on me. I hope you like it.