Samvel Budaghyan

For Yerevan-based artist Samvel Budaghyan, wood is a vital natural material and a medium waiting to be repurposed. Through carving, he connects with the wood, imbuing the material with emotion, whilst responding to its warmth, shape and colour.

Budaghyan notes: “I give damaged trees a second life; they are reborn into surreal sculptures that carry messages to the world.”