Or this maybe?
How about if I tell you that they are sculptures, carved from a single block of wood and meticulously painted? No, really, they are. New York artist Randall Rosenthal starts with a single block of wood and turns it into these amazing sculptures. Here's one he made earlier:
Isn't that extraordinary? Here are a couple more. It's really hard to believe that what you're looking it is a single piece of carved wood isn't it? The quality of his painting is wonderful too.
Want to see more? Visit his site here. He also does amazing wall sculptures and architectural objects. Worth a visit!