In this Episode—S01E06
In today’s show we talk about the incredible—hand sculpted—wood works of Italian artist, Livio Di Marchi.
Let’s explore that together!
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It’s hard to drive in Venice
It’s impossible for most people to drive their cars in the water-filled streets of Venice, but it’s just another day in the life of Livio Di Marchi. He makes his cars out of wood and has turned them into boats he can “drive” down the canals of Venice.
It weighs a hefty 3300 lbs, but this Jag has traded its classic straight-six engine for a 20-horsepower inboard boat motor.
Jag Doesn’t Float Your Boat?
We have a multitude of Livio’s Cars in the Ripley’s Collection:
If you’re worried about narrow streets, try a wooden Vespa!
Something More Magical
Di Marhci’s skills aren’t limited to just cars. Livio has even whittled a full-size fairytale pumpkin carriage, which—of course—is also amphibious.
Really Obsessed With Wood
Livio’s love for wood doesn’t stop with just vehicles. He has carved his home, fence, bed, teddy bears, clothes, dishes, stove, hat, table cloths, coffee pot, lunchbox, armchair, lamp, books, cups, bottles, cutlery, flower, and even underwear out of wood. Believe It Or Not!
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