Having graduated from the ISI Yogyakarta (Art Institute) of Indonesia as a Craft Major just last year, 24-year-old Indonesian native Dedy Shofianto’s wood sculptures carry the same level of expertise you would expect from artists twice his age.

As the winner of multiple Craft Prototype Design competitions during his tenure at ISI Yogyakarta, Shofianto specializes in creating kinetic sculptures of insect-like creatures made from locally-sourced jati (teak) wood that he animates with hidden electronics.

Having plotted the kinetic schematics before carving all the wood parts by hand, Shofianto carries that rare hybrid of engineering and art that leads to impressive kinetic sculptures like these wild mechanical beasts:

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Find out more about Shofianto and how to purchase his pieces over at Redbase Contemporary Art.

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Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.