Telling a story of Czech publishers and book smugglers through his illustrations is  Martin Tomsky, rather a story inspired by his own parents work and all their smuggled antiques. A complicated story with tangled threads told through the varying tones and depth of his plywood work.

Courtesy of Martin Tomsky - Laser Cut Plywood Illustrations

Courtesy of Martin Tomsky – Laser Cut Plywood Illustrations

From a finely detailed drawings to 3D printers and laser cutters, that’s how the London based artist creations come to live.

Courtesy of Martin Tomsky - A Close Up On His Laser Cut Plywood Illustrations

Courtesy of Martin Tomsky – A Close Up On His Laser Cut Plywood Illustrations

 

Tomsky features the outlines of animal skeletons, heavy forestry, and legendary beasts. His work is a decorative- wall mounted object that tells a story with deep meanings, a sculpture an illustration a craft definitely a piece of art.

Courtesy of Martin Tomsky – Laser Cut Plywood Illustrations

Though his work isn’t limited to large production, creating hand size objects featuring rabbits owls and badgers, I find those mythical tales the best of them all.

Courtesy of Martin Tomsky - Laser Cut Plywood Illustrations

Courtesy of Martin Tomsky – Laser Cut Plywood Illustrations

By Yosra Abdel-Rahman

 

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