19 Mar 2017

Detailed Carvings on Hobo Nickel Coins

Coins that carry carved stories on them.
Aleksey Saburov is a "details" artist, he carves intricate designs on existing coins, which replicate a time in history, personal to him or to the people that commission his work.  As searched on wikipedia, the Us nickel coin was chosen for this work, thanks to it's size, thickness, relative softness and cheapness.  The low value and portability was associated with hobos and that is where the name originated from "Hobo Nickel Coins".  Saburov carves his images or scenes, in bas-relief, under 10X magnification, to make sure he can pack as much detail as possible.  Have a look below to see more beautiful examples of his work.  (press the image to enlarge it).

Visit DesignStack's Categories with the following link: Categories

Hobo Puzzle.
Press the Image to Enlarge it.

Playing for Poultry.
Press the Image to Enlarge it.

Master Jedi Yoda.
Press the Image to Enlarge it.

Captain Barnacle.
Press the Image to Enlarge it.

Hedgehog in the Fog.
Press the Image to Enlarge it.

Nikola Tesla.
Press the Image to Enlarge it.

Nikola Tesla.
Press the Image to Enlarge it.

Copper Face.
Press the Image to Enlarge it.

Illusion Clown.
Press the Image to Enlarge it.

Keith's Happy Place.
Press the Image to Enlarge it.

Season Harvest Man.
Press the Image to Enlarge it.

Sir Shiney Knight.
Press the Image to Enlarge it.

Steampunk on my Mind.
Press the Image to Enlarge it.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Because of the high level of spam we have been receiving, we have moved to Moderation:
You enter the comment as usual, but it will not appear until we have had a chance to make sure it's not spam, or harmful to our viewers.
Please be patient we will get to yours.
Thank you.