Willy Verginer crafts hyperrealistic chiseled wood sculptures that are equally poignant and absurdist. Verginer’s precisely rendered sculptures variously depict children with their heads poking through cardboard boxes with branches growing from their feet, red-eyed cows whose hooves are stuck in tires, and bespectacled businessmen kneeling on top of donkeys. Deadpan juxtapositions of contemporary industry and bucolic animal life is a common motif in his work, as is a graphic delineation in color. Verginer’s works comment on contemporary pollution and environmental degradation and implicate their human subjects as passive observers or even active contributors to this destruction. Verginer has ehxibited in Paris, Antwerp, Zurich, Milan, Montreal, and Krakow.