Sunday, August 23, 2009

Eagle carving from tree stump with chainsaw at Clark County Fair

When I was taking photos of the benches
this man carved
(click here for an earlier post to see them on my benches blog) I saw this tall log

standing under the canopy and wondered what he was going to make next. I did not think it was another bench because the log was standing upright. He also had these on display:
. . . fish and bear. . .
and a bed, both headboard and footboard with a horse theme!

I watched him for awhile and then went on to see other things since I was at a County Fair and there was much to see. . . When I passed this spot again, this is what I found:





Later, I came back and watched him some more. . .





When I left the Fair, he had not come back to finish. He well deserved a break but I was disappointed that I did not get to see the finished product. He sure made a lot of sawdust on the ground!

11 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Uh-huh, that's very cool. I love the benches! I've loved carvings like these ever since I've seen lots of them in the Pacific Northwest.

Malyss said...

Very impressive! I like the big bears; But it's not easy to have that in the room!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It boggles my mind what some artists can do with a chainsaw!

RuneE said...

I know there are artists with chainsaws that can do tremendous things like this. But I wouldn't dare trying. Making firewood is enough for me.

PS Thank you for the comment! There are not too many fancy tricks in the picture. With my old SLR, a macro lens and a proper set of filters it can be done. I would have had to develop and process the film myself, but I have darkroom experience :-)

Dave said...

This is some good work. I didn't notice if you got the name of the carver. I'd like to know.

SandyCarlson said...

Incredible work. Thanks, my friend. I hope you enjoyed yourself.

Kerri said...

WOW! What talent!
My favorite: The horses!

SandyCarlson said...

These are wonderful. I love that bench. What a talented person.

Mary said...

wow...such talent!

Love Bears All Things said...

that is amazing.
Mama Bear

Thanks for the info on Rhonda.

storyteller said...

Sorry you're having computer issues and hope you're enjoying your day away from the Blogosphere. I finally opened Google Reader for the first time in AGES and am quickly checking posts I've missed. I loved the Homes on Mt. Rainer part 4 and had to stop here to say these are AMAZING wood carvings. Thanks for sharing ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

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