I used a chainsaw once. Nearly cut off my own leg. What these artists were able to create with such a non-precision tool absolutely blows my mind! The detail is astonishing! Not to mention the creativity that some of these carvings required just to think of. Then to take that idea and bring it to life with a friggin’ chainsaw!?! Are you kidding me?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m still impressed at what you can do with your carving jacks, chisels and gouges. But those tools are made for carving. These works of art were made with a tool designed to bring a standing tree falling to the ground. In several cases, they actually used the same tool to fell the tree and carve it.
I guess by now you’ve picked up on the fact that I have much respect for the artists that created the following chainsaw carvings. Check them out below.
2. Semper Fi
4. Praying Mantis
9. Face in a Tree
10. Cock Fight
13. Skeleton Pirate