Top 10 Amazing Knife Silhouettes Sculptures

Top 10 Amazing Knife Silhouettes Sculptures
Top 10 Amazing Knife Silhouettes Sculptures

Today we are taking a look at the work of Li Hongbo. What you are about to see is 10 silhouette sculptress that have been cut from chopping knives! Yes, these really are just as dangerous to touch as you might imagine them to be. But no matter how dangerous the knives are the art beauty will always shine through…

 


Top 10 Amazing Knife Silhouettes Sculptures


 

Top 10 Amazing Knife Silhouettes Sculptures
Li Hongbo: Shadow of Knives

10 – Birds
www.journal-du-design.fr/art/silhouettes-sur-couteaux-par-li-hongbo-53970

In this series of art sculptures called “Shadow of Knives,are” you will see amazing Silhouette is made from ancient Chinese chopping knives.

Top 10 Amazing Knife Silhouettes Sculptures
Li Hongbo: Shadow of Knives

9 – Flight
www.journal-du-design.fr/art/silhouettes-sur-couteaux-par-li-hongbo-53970

This history of these knives plays an important role in what the artist is getting at. Often food that is chopped with these kinds of knives will have been hand prepared from start to finish.

Top 10 Amazing Knife Silhouettes Sculptures
Li Hongbo: Shadow of Knives

8 –The March
www.journal-du-design.fr/art/silhouettes-sur-couteaux-par-li-hongbo-53970

How on earth you start carving into the actual blade of a knife is beyond me, let alone shape it and bend it into these amazing sculptures.

Top 10 Amazing Knife Silhouettes Sculptures
Li Hongbo: Shadow of Knives

7 – Wild Cat
www.journal-du-design.fr/art/silhouettes-sur-couteaux-par-li-hongbo-53970

I hunted all over the place, but I couldn’t even work out how he cuts the knife in the first place. But maybe that is just the sign of a good artist.

Top 10 Amazing Knife Silhouettes Sculptures
Li Hongbo: Shadow of Knives

6 – Death
www.journal-du-design.fr/art/silhouettes-sur-couteaux-par-li-hongbo-53970

I am not sure which I like more, is it the silhouette cut from the knife, or is it the empty silhouette within the knife?

Top 10 Amazing Knife Silhouettes Sculptures
Li Hongbo: Shadow of Knives

5 – The Hunter
www.journal-du-design.fr/art/silhouettes-sur-couteaux-par-li-hongbo-53970

What I want to know is how on earth do you realise you can do this? Are you suddenly cutting a knife sculpture without knowing how you did it?!?

Top 10 Amazing Knife Silhouettes Sculptures
Li Hongbo: Shadow of Knives

4 – Wilderness
www.journal-du-design.fr/art/silhouettes-sur-couteaux-par-li-hongbo-53970

Most of the sculptures are about the heritage of the food that is often cooked with them, or the way families would hunt, kill and cook the meals.

Top 10 Amazing Knife Silhouettes Sculptures
Li Hongbo: Shadow of Knives

3 – Pondlife
www.journal-du-design.fr/art/silhouettes-sur-couteaux-par-li-hongbo-53970

I am not sure they would eat frogs, but then again I would imagine it would taste rather nice after all the French have been eating them for years!

Top 10 Amazing Knife Silhouettes Sculptures
Li Hongbo: Shadow of Knives

2 – Army Camp
www.journal-du-design.fr/art/silhouettes-sur-couteaux-par-li-hongbo-53970

I’m sure there is some sort of political statement behind many of the works of art you have seen here today. The details in these last 2 carvings are mind-blowing!

Top 10 Amazing Knife Silhouettes Sculptures
Li Hongbo: Shadow of Knives

1 – Enclosure
www.journal-du-design.fr/art/silhouettes-sur-couteaux-par-li-hongbo-53970

This last one sank my heart a little bit, as I am sure it is a part of the food story I would rather not know about. But the sculpture is just as amazing as the first.

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