Folks on this month’s Gallery Night Providence tours were quite surprised when they approached the latest show at the Dryden Gallery. These wood carvings by Walter Croft are so deceptively real looking, you’ll find it dificult to be sure they’re actually made of wood.
As impressive as the detailed carving, the painting on these sports equipment pieces really made you want to touch them to be sure they weren’t actually leather and rubber. By the way, please don’t touch them, we don’t want them to be covered with fingerprints.
No, these are not snacks and beverages, just more of Mr Croft’s “Sensory Deception”. So what do you think the greater skill is here, carving or painting?
The amazingly deceptive wooden sculptures of Walter Croft will be on exhibit through April 30, 2016.