PLAY, TOYS&GAMES

From imagination to reality, by Yen Jui-Lin

wooden character toys yen jui lin

Taiwanese artist Yen Jui-Lin carves delightful cartoon-like figures from wood that are almost guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.

Each of Jui-Lin’s playful “little characters” is co-designed with his two children. Together they share ideas, and then Jui-Lin brings them to tangible reality by carving the quirky cast of characters out of wood.

wooden character toys yen jui lin

wooden character toys yen jui lin

Jui-Lin uses a selection of different woods, stains, and varnishes to achieve such variety in his creations. Ranging from animalistic creatures, to siamese twins joined at the head, these objects are all one-of-a-kind, with each seeming to have their own mischievous personality. Their characters are often conveyed with subtle engravings, forming little mouths and expressions. Some also function as vases, with grass or flowers as sprouting tufts of hair, while others are simply unique toys for kids and lighthearted adults.

wooden character toys yen jui lin

wooden character toys yen jui lin

wooden character toys yen jui lin

You can see many more on Yen Jui-Lin ’s Facebook page.