(This is one of the Jeff's wood sculptures for sale currently. Serious inquiries only please.)

(This sculpture was not a custom order and is currently for sale. Serious inquiries only please.)

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Jeff carved Lady Gaga singing "Joanne" during the Chetwynd International Chainsaw Carving Competition 2018. He took first place. The technical difficulty in having her heel, toe, and thumb just barely touching the ground and piano was no small endevour. Jeff even made sure that she was hitting the key "G" as the song is written in.  Click on the images below for an enlarged view of the sculptures progress. 

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American Quarter Horse

The city of Gig Harbor asked Jeff, their favorite chainsaw artist, to carve them a totem at Crescent Creek Park. The epic masterpiece Jeff created incorporates 162 local marine and wildlife  elements for the community of Gig Harbor, WA to enjoy. Scroll down for more images of this totem, other sculptures, and other totems created by Jeff. Click on the photos to expand them.

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This 360 degree bench sculpture contains thirty three wolves and is fourteen feet tall.


You will find progress photos below. And special thanks to our friends at Redwood Burl  for providing the wood used in this sculpture, and a beautiful location in which to carve it. If you would like to view their website click on the link below. http://redwoodburl.com/jms-wood-sculpture/


Joanne

Crescent Creek Park Totem

These are only a small fraction of the wood carvings Jeff has sculpted. Run your idea by him today!

Video of the Wolf Totem's transformation captured by Chad Johnson.

Below is Jeff's sculpture intent write up presented to the judges before the competition explaining why he decided to carve

Joanne
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I intend to carve Lady Gaga (Real name, Stefani Germanotta) singing and playing “Joanne” on the piano from her album entitled Joanne.

I used to think Lady Gaga was just some freak meat suit wearing pop star, kinda like a creepy Britany Spears, until I heard her interviewed by Howard Stern. She blew me away.

Not only did hearing her sing live in his studio give me chills, but I had no idea how educated and driven she is, or how dedicated she is to her craft.  It was one of the best interviews I have ever heard. All of the struggles that she has had in her life, while remaining true to herself, her vision, and her music is something that I relate to in my carving career and highly respect.

She is a classically trained pianist who has been taking lessons since she was four years old. Because I only have the one log to work with, carving a grand piano is not feasible, but I am including the piano element to show that her range of talent does not stop at singing, performing and acting, she is a wonderful musician as well. I hope that it will also show my range of wood working skills. I envision her singing Joanne because it is an extremely personal album, and song for Gaga. It deals with the loss of her aunt who passed away before Gaga was born.

Joanne passed away at the age of 19 after being sexually assaulted in her college dorm room which triggered her lupus to flare up. She died suddenly. Her brother, Gaga’s father, was always very angry, drank too much, and any time Gaga showed a sign of desiring independence he would be overbearing and over protective. Connecting all of the dots in her family’s past and relating to her aunt’s assault as she too was assaulted at 19, Gaga’s openness to express her varying trials and tribulations to the world is a breath of fresh air.  She is true to her soul, right down to her core, which is a bravery that the world needs more of.

I have chosen to carve her in a more classic pant suit because I want the focus to be less about what outfit she is wearing because that is what distracted me personally away from her talent prior to hearing her interviewed, and more on her skill as a passionate vocalist and pianist. I intend to keep her right hand on the piano playing the melody and even have her hitting the piano key “G” as the lyric, “take my hand” and “stay, Joanne” both end on. When she performs she will often take her hand off of the keys to reach out to the crowd or to give emphasis to the emotion she is trying to convey through her music. I will have her left hand lifted off of the keyboard reaching a bit, but not too much as she needs to quickly put it back to continue playing, this I hope will pare nicely with the lyric, “Take my hand; stay, Joanne.”

I am constructing the feet on either leg of the piano separate from the piano legs so that they are not end grain and therefore they will be stronger. Positioning Gaga on the bench and making sure the distance from the piano and where her feet and hands land is going to be extremely challenging with the number of interacting elements, but I am confident that I can achieve the correct form and interaction between them.

Massive stump carving totem. Wild life totem. Gig Harbor, WA totem at Crescent Creek Park, chainsaw carver in Washington state.

Wolf Totem

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Wood carvings for sale: Life sized American Quarter Horse wood carving for sale, Gig Harbor Washington State

Jeff carved this magnificent sculpture over the course of four years. What started out as a single log was transformed into a gorgeous work of art. Please take a moment to enjoy the images below of the life size horse's transformation.

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Giant Pacific Octopus

This sculpture is fourteen feet long, nine feet tall, weighs around 3,500 lbs and is carved out of old growth Redwood. Jeff was able to repurpose this tree and give it beautiful new life.  Please take a moment to enjoy the images below of the Giant Pacific Octopus' transformation.  Another thank you to our friends at Redwood Burl for providing the wood used in this sculpture, and a beautiful location in which to carve it.