DDE(f) is a Russian
self-taught woodcarver specializing in carving religious miniatures
in wood (especially pear and boxwood), ivory (mastodon tusk), and
other materials using miniature hand tools he makes himself.
He carves in the traditional manner and uses no optical or
mechanical aids. He also works in ceramics and metals, but
woodcarving is his favorite.
DDE(f) was born in St.
Petersburg, Russia in 1967 and is currently employed at
Yaroslav-The-Wise Novgorod State University where he makes awards
and souveniers for the University.
DDE(f) joined the
National Wood Carvers Association last year and his carving of "A
Small Wood Cross", pictured on the right and which was carved
especially for them, is featured on the cover of the Jan-Feb 2000
Issue of Chip Chats Magazine Vol. 47, No. 1.
DDE(f) is also showing in the James Baird Gallery in
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