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New York sculptor Randall Rosenthal was probably tired of people not believing that his hyperrealistic carvings–which include such unlikely subjects as stacks of newspapers, open books, and folded maps–were actually made of wood. So he took a series of work-in-progress photos to prove it.

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Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.