Chris Donnelly is an artist working in the San Francisco Bay area, where he ventured into carving wooden people after collecting wooden antique fishing lures, and was inspired to make them himself.
Since 1995, he’s been carving hundreds of wooden figures with basic wood carving tools such as gouges, files and knives. While most of his people are from his imagination, a few of them are based on everyday life, memories, old photos and family. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have sculptures of people whom you’ve met and interacted before as a collection? It must be amazing to have a story to go with each piece!