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Woodworking has a long and rich place in our history. Early humans used it, along with stone, clay, and animal parts, as some of the first materials they mastered. It still remains relevant today, as many objects in our everyday life are crafted from this sturdy form.
There are a myriad of ways to manipulate it, one being wood carving, which itself dates back to ancient Egypt. The Egyptian Museum in Cairo contains a statue of a man from possibly 4,000 BC, produced from sycamore. This piece is one of the first in a long tradition of carved wood art.
Nowadays, artists continue to work in this timeless medium. Some, like Damiano Taurino, carve and treat the wood so that it has a smooth, cloth-like appearance. Others celebrate its jagged form and incorporate it directly into their work.
This artist should be awarded with something like a Nobel laureate, Oscar or something of that nature. This is truly beyond being talented, this is extraordinary super talent. It is a lot higher than professionalism.