Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Chainsaw Sculpture

Somewhere between kitsch, rustic beauty, and old world ideals of craftsmanship lies Chainsaw Carving. State fairs, small town gas stations, and the deep woods are good places to find examples of this (mostly) American and Canadian tradition. Something about cutting down a living thing five times older than you and forming it into a smokey the bear statue seems to embody manifest destiny.

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