Evgeni Dimov, a Bulgarian master of carving and engraving, shared these photos of his recent work with us. He has always been interested in the arts, committing time to drawing and graphic design. During the early 1990’s, he began to try miniature wood carving and was able to study the trade with renowned craftsman Svetlozar Raychanov. “It seemed as if the transition to miniature wood carving and metal engraving came naturally to me,” Dimov explains on his website.
Dimov’s work could also be an example of an easy transition. Three-dimensional scrollwork takes a cue from art nouveau style as it curves around both sides of this Blaser R93 gun stock, drawing the eye to animal figures carved from boxwood. The light color of the animals creates a striking contrast against the darker wood of the stock. Thin lines of silver race around the edges of the scrolls and blossom in the background behind the animals. These fine lines end in clusters of leaves, which are inlaid with iridescent mother-of-pearl. The animals are sculpted and highly detailed; cuts define the texture and volume of the fur on both the lion and the bear. Each element flows beautifully into the next, making this gun an absolute treat to admire. Thanks for sharing, Evgeni!
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