Miniature Castles Hidden In Burled Wood Sculptures –
Woodworker Uli Kirchler’s “very hidden castles” are nestled within gnarled tree burls. The Portland, Oregon-based artist originally hails from Italy, and works with unique pieces of wood with textural surfaces and variegated colorations. He has developed a process of carving multi-story towers that telescope in and out of the wood with the flick of a wrist. The stacked, castle-like towers appear to be built on the rocky hillsides emulated by the knots, burls, and twists in the wood’s natural shape. Kirchler frequently shows his kinetic sculptures at the Portland Saturday Market You can see more of his designs in action on Instagram.
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When demonstrating my castles @portlandsaturdaymarket your reward is seeing all these little buildings pop out of nowhere. My reward is seeing your stunned and surprised facial expressions. And you guys are awesome!!! #popupcastles #woodworking #castlesforsale #homesforsale #tinyhouse