Artist Carves Fallen Logs into Forest Animals Crawling Out of Trees

April 16, 2019 at 3:42 pm

Artist carves realistic looking woodland creatures crawling out of fallen trees

A Japanese-Canadian wood carving artist is on a mission to bring back “the wonder of nature to the busy, modern world.”

Mori Kono gathers fallen cedar, alder and birch trees and transforms them into tree sculptures with adorable bears, rabbits, chipmunks, raccoons and owls popping out of their hollows or hanging from their branches with mischievous expressions.


The works of art are chiseled with such intricate detail, a passerby might mistake them for real animals.


“Our main mission is to bring back the wondrousness of nature to this busy, modern world,” Kono writes on his website.

“If our completed works of art are able to contribute toward society having deeper feeling and respect towards nature and the wild, then that is our greatest dream!”
Kono makes public art and privately commissioned pieces.

To see more of his work, follow him on Instagram and Facebook, where he posts photos and videos of his works in progress.