Art of Chainsaw Carving: Insights and Inspiration from Top Carvers Around the World

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9781565232501: Art of Chainsaw Carving: Insights and Inspiration from Top Carvers Around the World

With an overview of chainsaw carving, detailing its advent and growth in the United States, this guide covers the early pioneers from the 1950s through the 1970s and profiles 15 of today's most accomplished chainsaw artists and their most famous pieces. Featuring work commissioned for museums, malls, businesses, and backyards, this book also discusses the diversity, achievements, and future of this stylish art. Also included is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step chapter instructing readers on how to carve their own chair with a chainsaw.

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Meet Some of the World's Finest Chainsaw Artists Since the 1960's, carving with a chainsaw has captured the attention of artists and enthusiasts because of its intriguing combination of excitement, danger, and beauty. Today, due to the increasing number of competitions and performances and a rapidly growing community of talented artists participating in the craft, chainsaw carving has emerged as a highly respected art form that resides in a class by itself. In Art of Chainsaw Carving, noted chainsaw sculptor Jessie Groeschen presents an insider's look at the major artists, both past and present, whose unique and pioneering talents, artistic styles, and personalitites make this art form so fascinating. In addition, you'll find an informative step-by-step chapter on how to carve a beautiful Sun, Moon, Bear Chair. Demonstrated by the author herself, the project reveals the fascinating process of using a chainsaw to unlock the raw and natural beauty of wood.

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Grace, beauty and humor inspire woodcarver Jessie Groeschen. Jessie infuses soul into wood as she carves imaginative and unusual forms with her chainsaw. She describes her work as "a dance - just me and the log and the chainsaw, right here, right now." Jessie Groeschen's home is the Pacific Northwest where she works with western red cedar. She describes this wood as "spirited - soft and a pleasure to work". In the redwood forests of Northern California she finds inspiration for her carvings. She calls it "her duty" to take a fallen log, and old stump, or a root end and breathe new life into it - to recycle it into something new. Jessie Groeschen is the creator of The Cutting Edge newsletter for the Cascade Chainsaw Sculptors Guild. Jessie has written articles for Chip Chats and Woodcarving UK. Jessie is a chainsaw competitor, taking first place with her Lotus Flower with Leaf in the premier Women in Art Chainsaw Series. She was the first foreigner to compete at the Japanese Chainsaw Carving Championships where she carved, Three Stages of the Rose. At the English Open Chainsaw Carving Competition in 2004, Jessie carved Tree of Life, a piece inspired by Celtic tree spirits that featured 100 blossoms.

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Verlag: Fox Chapel Pub, 07.11.2005. (2005)
ISBN 10: 156523250X ISBN 13: 9781565232501
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Buchbeschreibung Fox Chapel Pub, 07.11.2005., 2005. Buchzustand: Gut. 149 Seiten Buch ist durch eine Druckstelle am Cover etwas verlagert (durchgebogen), kleine Lagerspuren am Buch, Inhalt einwandfrei und ungelesen 406604 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 715 28,0 x 22,0 x 1,5 cm, Taschenbuch. Artikel-Nr. 152240

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