London based artist, Martin Tomsky, creates immersive laser cut wood art. Inspired by books and nature he envisions and builds awe inspiring fantasy worlds, inviting you into his mind. If you take a closer look you may find all kinds of interesting happenings hidden in between the layers. Starting from darker to light tones his pieces shine through with unique depth and perspective pleasing to the eye. These illustrative, relief pieces built up from stained plywood range in size and shape. From very small items of jewelry to much larger, bespoke artworks. With each piece hand assembled he creates an organic object that bridges the gap between craft, illustration and sculpture.
I would call myself a Human male who is frequently distracted by events that didn’t happen in places that don’t exist.
What inspires me the most is the natural world (animals, plants, minerals…etc), and stories. I am hugely into books, particularly science fiction and fantasy, which along with my love of nature inspire me to try and create my own worlds.
The short answer to why I use this technique is that I could no longer draw. An onset of repetitive strain injury (RSI) made drawing very painful for me. Rather than giving it up, I changed my style to a much looser way of sketching. I concentrated wholly on laser cutting, which I had only been experimenting with before. I choose to use wood because rather than plastic or card because it is beautiful. Each piece will have its own patterns and grain making it unique and it is much more forgiving than other materials. This allows me a lot more flexibility with the design.
I’m currently planning an exhibition, which would be my first solo show . It’s very early days at the moment so I’m concentrating on making the a coherent body of work with larger and more detailed pieces. I’m also designing another collection of jewellery to be released next year.
How to acquire this laser cut wood art?
Details on these pieces are just stunning. These immersive worlds can easily drag you inside, making you spend hours in exploration of layers upon layers. To purchase some of these fantasy wooden worlds, or interesting jewelry that Martin creates visit his Etsy. Want to see more of Martin’s laser cut pieces? Keep up with his art by following him on Facebook, Twitter, and DeviantArt. Finally, if you would like to share your thoughts on this laser cut wood art you can do that in the comment section bellow.
Visual content courtesy of Martin Tomsky.