In 1998 a violent windstorm caused a lot of damage on the campus of the Tucson Veterans Hospital. This sculpture, "Winged Freedom," was carved with a chainsaw by hospital employee, Mike Pal. The sculpture is dedicated to America's ex-POWs.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (:
Some people are just so amazingly talented, I haven't heard of chain saw sculpturing before, Mike did a wonderful job here.ReplyDelete
Hello to you in Perth! Thanks for stopping by for a little Tucson, AZ visit. Chainsaw sculpting/carving is very popular in the American west, particularly. It started with loggers who were clearing the western states and now there are actually chainsaw carving contests. Popular subjects are bears and totem poles. It IS amazing!ReplyDelete