Bald Eagle - Carved from Elm Tree
Have an unsightly old tree in your backyard? Make a carving out of it! Artist Bruce Hebert creates cool carvings out of trees.
Giraffe - Carved from 7 ft. Tall Ash Tree
Being a part-time artist for over twenty-five years, Bruce switched from many different mediums such as watercolor, acrylics, oils, silkscreen and so on. He just couldn’t find a medium that he wanted to commit to.
One day, he started up a 40-pound chainsaw and stood on a makeshift platform. He said that’s when things just came to him.
Bud - Carved from White Pine Tree
He describes the first time he picked up that chainsaw and starting it as “fending off a pit bull.” He could barely pick up the saw and wondered what he was actually doing there. He had been carving a tree for his brother in Nova Scotia and if it hadn’t been for that, he might have quit and never gone back.
Carpenter - Carved from Elm Tree
Fathers of Confederation - Carved from 21 ft Elm Tree
Great Blue Heron - Carved from Elm Tree
Pineapple - Carved from Elm Tree
Poodles - Carved from Maple Tree
Soldier - Carved from White Oak Tree
Victorian Girl - Carved from Elm Tree
This artist definitely has some talent…and guts too! I don’t know if I’d be able to turn on a chainsaw, much less make a tree carving with one. I’ll tell you a little secret. I’m kind of deathly afraid of chainsaws. Whenever I go into a scary haunted house during Halloween, I want to faint when I’m being chased by one. But shhh…that’s our little secret.
Check out more of Bruce Hebert’s awesome artwork at his website.