Animals and nature are united in the art of Michael Jones. The UK-based tree surgeon-turned-artist crafts realistic sculptures of different creatures from timber. His company Man and His Dog Carvings specializes in making bespoke wood carvings of animals big and small.
Jones discovered his love for this craft in college and, after working as a tree surgeon for a number of years and developing a client base, he found a way to make his passion a full-time career. Now, he is commissioned by people from around the UK to produce custom sculptures in a range of sizes and designs.
The concept of his sculptures depends on the request of the customer and the available material. Some of his most recent works depict different dogs, which look uncannily real from afar. Jones creates these realistic renderings by combining different tools, including a chainsaw, an angle grinder, and a Dremel multitool. This helps him refine details like the eyes, nose, and mouth. Afterward, he applies color to bring the entire work together or leaves the piece as-is to allow the unique qualities of the wood to shine on its own.
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