Peggy, who had just been kayaking on Dragon Lake in Quesnel, BC, was immediately attracted to this dragon wood carving in Chetwynd. (Photograph by Peggy Mekemson)
On Monday I provided an introduction to the art of wood carving with a chainsaw in Hope, British Columbia. Today we will see what Chetwynd, BC has to offer. As I mentioned earlier, Chetwynd holds an annual contest in June that attracts wood carvers from around the world. We quickly found that the number and variety of carvings was even greater than we had found in Hope. I was amazed at what could be accomplished in 36 hours. it made me think about the months and even years, sculptures spend working on a block of marble.
I was more entranced by this scary pumpkin scarecrow.
A close up of the head. How would you like to meet up with this guy on a dark night?
The complete sculpture. Like Scarecrow in Oz, he had straw stuffing trying to escape.
A close up of the head on Peggy’s dragon. (Photo by Peggy Mekemson)
Was this crusty gold miner saying “Don’t take my photo”?
A close up of the miner’s face in Chetwynd, BC.
I found the perspective on this bear totem pole interesting.
Deer totem pole.
An eagle lands to feed its chick. (Photograph by Peggy Mekemson)
A bear tries to raid an eagle’s nest. The eagle objects.
The Thinker? (Photograph by Peggy Mekemson)
Another perspective. This ram had quite a set of horns.
A Samurai warrior.
A carved relief on the side of the Chetwynd, BC Visitor Center of St. George slaying the dragon.
It seems appropriate to end this blog on Chetwynd, BC chainsaw wood carving with a moose.
Another photo of the moose.
Next Blog: The busy beavers of the Toad River.