Mike Rea’s Wooden Universe
Crafting wood has got to be, by far, one of the most ancient skills and form of art. Not only that but it is fucking crazy hard to do. Trust me. I asked my uncle to teach me. I couldn’t do it. Well Mike Rea obviously has the patients and the time.
Are they anything special though? I mean do they wow you? No. I’m not wowed. But its not his fault. The poor bastard. We’ve seen explosions in space and laser beams that can cut through a sun. We’ve seen the ocean swallow the world and monsters made of fire. All thanks to special effects and what not. So and so. You know. But that doesn’t really matter here. I mean the things are dull. There is no colour to spark our eyes and everything he’s done we’ve seen somewhere else in much more appealing fashion. But what does matter here. Is that an art form that may be obsolete still blossoms. And that there are people who recognize this and strive for it. This takes an incredible about of skill. And drawing and painting are swell an’ all. But shaving and cutting wood into anything you want. Well. That’s just greatness.