The acorn carving you see in the photo above is the work of artist and woodcarvers David Schultze and Alex Kohn.
The couple began carving acorn trees in 2013, using wood and a saw to carve the tree.
“It was a really fun project for us to have a little fun,” Kohn told Business Insider in an email.
“I was just in awe of the acorn.
We didn’t even know it was an acorn at first.
We were just like, ‘Oh my god, this is amazing.’
It just reminded us that there’s something beautiful in the world.”
“We wanted to make a piece that we could have a family member do for us,” Schultzes said.
“That we could show them how it looks and that we had a lot of time on our hands.
And it turned out to be very successful.”
Acorn carving with woodcarved acorns in California.
(Schultzes/Facebook) “This was kind of a dream come true for us because we have a really big family and we had no idea how big our family would grow,” Kromens said.
They decided to try and make more than just one acorn tree, so they started carving more acorns.
The woodcarvings have since been featured in a number of publications including The New York Times, Business Insider, The Washington Post, and The New Yorker.
They’ve also been featured on the cover of the journal Woodcarving.
“The first year we did three or four pieces,” Krome said.
Their next project is the Acorn Carving House in California, where they plan to show their acorn sculptures to anyone who would like to build one for them.
“This is one of the things that we’ve learned about our family over the years is that we’re all so much more than the woodwork,” Schulz said.
The Acorn Woodcarvers are part of a growing number of woodcarvers and artists, and many are interested in the art of carving acorns to create their own works of art.
“We’re very proud of what we’ve been able to do and want to share what we’re doing with the world,” Schulze said.