Sculpting Wood is an Art Form
One thing that is so much fun working with this blog is riding around and discovering different and unique places and attractions to share. Well, with that in mind, I can tell you that this week touring the Upper Valley with camera in hand led to a very intriguing discovery. I outdid myself on this one and wanted to share.
I was driving in White River on Route #5 near MacDonald's and I glanced off to my left and spotted what I thought was a ice sculpture. After all, it is February and the structure was pure white, shining away in the sun. The sculpture was located in front of the new Wicked Awesome BBQ at 93 Beswick Avenue. Boy was I wrong. It was wood! The figure appeared to be an American Bald Eagle and it was half complete. (See the photo below).
I was informed that it was the artistry of a gentleman named Enoah Hartwell who runs something called Potato Hill Studios. Apparently Mr Hartwell is quite the craftsman with a chainsaw. On his website I discovered he has worked about 30 hours on the sculpture and estimates it will take another 30 hours to complete. He is a legendary figure with sculpting wood and prefers to use existing old trees and stumps. In other words, dead and neglected wooden objects.
Check out his web site potatohillstudio,biz and check out some of his incredible wood work. Simply amazing. Oh yeah, by the way. Make sure you check out Wicked Awesome BBQ. WOW!
This is the one that stopped me in my tracks
This one is inside Wicked Awesome BBQ
Fantastic BBQ and Wood Sculptures