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Chainsaw Artist Carves Fallen Redwood Tree Into Giant Sea Creature
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Chainsaw Artist Carves Fallen Redwood Tree Into Giant Sea Creature

When most of us see a fallen tree, we generally see, well, a fallen tree. But when Jeffrey Michael Samudosky sees a fallen tree, he sees a whole world of possibilities. He’s a chainsaw artist who works out of Gig Harbor, Washington, and as you can see from this giant Pacific octopus, he can transform wood into the most incredible sculptures.

He first discovered his passion for chainsaw art while snowboarding in Vermont. Noticing some wood-carvings by the side of the road, he decided to try and make his own, and since then his hobby has turned into his full-time job. He started JMS Wood Sculpture in 1998 and he now participates in competitions around the world. His work, which often focuses on animals and Native American motifs, has even featured on the Discovery Channel, and some of his pieces have taken up to four years to complete. This octopus has to be one of our favorites though. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

More info: JMS Wood Sculpture

Image credits: JMS Wood Sculpture

Image credits: JMS Wood Sculpture

Image credits: JMS Wood Sculpture

Image credits: JMS Wood Sculpture

Image credits: JMS Wood Sculpture

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Image credits: JMS Wood Sculpture

Image credits: JMS Wood Sculpture

Image credits: JMS Wood Sculpture

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Troux
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4 years ago

Did anyone else misread the title and expect to see the octopus wielding a chainsaw?

Esté
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4 years ago

Yes... definitely! I am slightly disapointed now...

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Adriana E. Henricy
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4 years ago

its beautiful when they take a fallen tree and make it art, but not when they tear a tree down just for their vision. Amazing piece of art!

Ruth Meszaros
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4 years ago

I wonder where this octopus resides now?

Judy Downey
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4 years ago

Wish it were in my backyard...I love octopuses!

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Troux
Community Member
4 years ago

Did anyone else misread the title and expect to see the octopus wielding a chainsaw?

Esté
Community Member
4 years ago

Yes... definitely! I am slightly disapointed now...

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Adriana E. Henricy
Community Member
4 years ago

its beautiful when they take a fallen tree and make it art, but not when they tear a tree down just for their vision. Amazing piece of art!

Ruth Meszaros
Community Member
4 years ago

I wonder where this octopus resides now?

Judy Downey
Community Member
4 years ago

Wish it were in my backyard...I love octopuses!

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