The woodcarving workshop of Viktor Dubovik has joined the VATIKAM project in August 2014. Amazing carvings by this family workshop are awe-inspiring.
Currently, the workshop is in process of creating a large-scale panorama “Old Moscow”. This is a costly and complex project which represents a modular carved panorama with views of Moscow as depicted on the photographs from 1867.
Start of the work required lengthy preparation. More than ten cubic meters of high-quality linden timber board has been procured which underwent a full cycle of drying taking three years. Heavy-duty carving chisels have been manufactured. The technology for toning and coloring the wood via hot wax painting has been perfected.
The whole carved panorama will reach thirty-six meters in length, three meters in height and over a ton and a half in weight. It will take over three years to finish the work. The carved panorama will be able to become a worthy statement in Russian woodcarving art.
The family workshop of Viktor Dubovik calls anyone willing to provide feasible financial aid to the project. Names of all sponsors of the “Old Moscow” panorama will be carved into its main panel.
To have a detailed look into the operation of the family workshop and to get in touch with the masters, you can use the website of our project: http://vatikam.com/portfolios/5675 and the workshop’s own page: http://dubovik.ucoz.com/.