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The Tree of Imagination

The Tree of Imagination


The Tree of Imagination

The Tree of Imagination


The Tree of Imagination

The Tree of Imagination


Oak Door

Oak Door

This doorway has been chainsaw carved from the stump of an oak tree in Newton Park, Trafford. The door is just high enough for a five year old child to try and walk through.
On the other side of the tree there is a window and on the left side there are two owls sitting in an opening - in the 'brickwork.


'Alister Mackenzie' - Hazel Grove Golf Club

'Alister Mackenzie' - Hazel Grove Golf Club

This chainsaw sculpture is just over six feet tall and represents Alister Mackenzie, a golf course designer from the early 1900's, who designed Hazel Grove Golf Course. He is looking down the 18th Fairway from the Clubhouse.
He was sculpted from a log of oak which was installed in the ground.


Wizard and Dragon

Wizard and Dragon

This seven foot plus chainsaw sculpture, using nothing other than chainsaws, was created at the Wales Woodfest, 2010. It was purchased at auction for the highest price of all sculptures, and is now on display at the front entrance of Gypsy Wood Park, Bontnewydd, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 2TY.
The dragon has seen something and has drawn the Wizard's attention to it. The Wizard is peering at it. Is the Dragon friendly, or not? He certainly has big claws.


Winnie The Little Bear, a wise owl and a Wizard

Winnie The Little Bear, a wise owl and a Wizard


Lord Baden Powell

Lord Baden Powell

This chainsaw sculpture of Lord Baden Powell was created from a large oak log, and is situated at a Scout Camp near Mellor, Cheshire. He stands about ten feet tall.


Knowsley Meerkats

Knowsley Meerkats

These five Meerkats, at the entrance to Knowsley Safari Park, have all been chainsaw sculpted from oak logs (from the Knowsley Estate). Four of them are over six feet tall and the anthill that three of them are standing on top of, is about 7' tall.


Peckforton Castle Knight

Peckforton Castle Knight

This Knight is just under nine feet tall and has been sculpted with chainsaws from a large log of oak. He now stands in the grounds of Peckforton Castle, Cheshire.


Holy Angels

Holy Angels

These are two of three Angels sculpted with chainsaws from an oak log for a Church in Halebarns, Cheshire, called Holy Angels. The piece is about ten feet tall.


A large Sow and her four piglets

A large Sow and her four piglets

This chainsaw sculpture was completed in one day from a nine foot long oak log. The sow is about six feet long. The sculpture is situated on the approach to Home Farm at Tatton Park, Cheshire.


Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny

This Easter Bunny stands about six feet tall and was sculpted with chainsaws from a log of Oak for the AbbeyWood Estate in Cheshire (www.abbeywoodestate.co.uk) - where there are a number of other chainsaw sculptures created by me.


A Fox (Vixen) and cubs

A Fox (Vixen) and cubs


A Vixen with two cubs

A Vixen with two cubs

A Vixen with two cubs in oak and added to the tree stump.


First World War Memorial

First World War Memorial

This soldier is exactly 5'9" tall on a three foot tall base. He was sculpted with chainsaws from an oak log. He is now in a public garden in the Coppull area of Lancashire.


Wizard and two small dragons

Wizard and two small dragons

This Wizard is about eight feet tall and he has two small dragons. He was sculpted with chainsaws from a large log of oak and is now in a public park in the Wigan area of Lancashire.


Fox and two cubs

Fox and two cubs

This chainsaw sculpture of a fox and two cubs was sculpted with chainsaws from a log of oak. It is about six feet tall overall and is now in a public park in the Wigan area.


Eagle

Eagle

This chainsaw sculpture of a large eagle was created from a log of oak - it is just under five feet tall overall.


Stylised  Barn Owl

Stylised Barn Owl

This stylised Barn Owl was sculpted with chainsaws from the stump of a Beech tree in a garden in Cheshire.


Peckforton Keep

Peckforton Keep

This chainsaw sculpture was created from a Beech tree which had to be removed in the centre of the village of Peckforton, Cheshire. There are a lot of Buzzards in that area so there is one sitting on the top. It is a simple representation of a castle Keep because Peckforton Castle is nearby.


First World War Soldier Memorial

First World War Soldier Memorial

This Memorial soldier was sculpted with chainsaws from English Oak. He is exactly 5'9" tall and stands on a pedestal base.


Buzzard at Hale Golf Course

Buzzard at Hale Golf Course

This large Buzzard has been sculpted with chainsaws from the stump of a Beech tree near a tee on Hale Golf Course, Cheshire. He is about five feet tall.


Saint Paul

Saint Paul

This statue of Saint Paul was sculpted with chainsaws from a Cherry Tree in the grounds of St. Paul's Church, Sale, Cheshire. The figure is life-size.


Large Stylised Eagle

Large Stylised Eagle

This Eagle was sculpted with chainsaws from a large log of oak and is now in a Public Park in the Wigan area.


Large stylised Tawny Owl (to be left as natural wood)

Large stylised Tawny Owl (to be left as natural wood)

This chainsaw sculpture is almost five feet tall and is to be mounted on a large tree stump at Abbeywood Gardens, Delamere, Cheshire.


Oak centrepiece

Oak centrepiece

This centrepiece for a children's play area has over twenty small creaures and insects sculpted onto it - at the top there are a bigger than life-size fox, squirrel and owl.


Partington Chainsaw Sculpture

Partington Chainsaw Sculpture

This large log of oak has twenty-three animals and insects carved onto it. It is for a public park in Partington - it stands just over six feet tall.


Partington Chainsaw Sculpture

Partington Chainsaw Sculpture

This large log of oak has twenty-three animals and insects carved onto it. It is for a public park in Partington - it stands just over six feet tall.


Peckforton Castle Knight

Peckforton Castle Knight

This large Knight, 8'6" tall, was sculpted with chainsaws from a large log of oak. It is now situated inside the gateway of Peckforton Castle, Cheshire, guarding the gateway.


Large Stylised Tawny Owl

Large Stylised Tawny Owl

This stylised Tawny Owl was sculpted with chainsaws from an oak log and stands alomost eight feet tall at Prestbury Railway Station, Cheshire.


Stylised short-eared Owl and baby owl

Stylised short-eared Owl and baby owl

These two owls were sculpted with chainsaws from a log of oak for a Primary School - most of whom came out to watch the owl taking shape.


'Greenman', Tatton Park Maze, Cheshire.

'Greenman', Tatton Park Maze, Cheshire.

This 'Greenman' has been chainsaw carved from a stump of a cedar tree in the centre of the Maze in Tatton Park gardens .

The wood is in very good condition considering the tree was taken down about twenty years ago. Having had a number of coats of Danish Oil it should last a very long time.

I had a look around the Tatton Park gardens for influences that I could quickly incorporate in the 'Greenman' in the time allowed.

The plinth on the top has the four corners of the compass correctly marked upon it - Lord Egerton was a great traveller and no doubt found a compass helpful.

The arms/hands are reminiscent of the ferns fronds unravelling in various locations of the gardens,

Some may say the 'Greenman' may have a slight look of King Canute about his face - relevant to the proximity of Knutsford. He is looking towards a nearby tree which is, so I understand, the same Cedar species.

There are 244 leaves on the tree - which is the number of steps it takes to get from the Maze entrance to the tree!

On a personal note - I think this tree has real spirit, maybe it is his eyes. I feel he is a bringer of luck and good fortune.

If you carefully walk exactly 244 paces to stop in front of him, and then hold your palm on him for four minutes and four seconds, while you make a wish, then hopefully some of his resilience, character and spirit will rub off on you - and your wish might be granted!


Virgin Mary - St. Mary's Priory, Lancashire (distorted photo - it is really slimmer!)

Virgin Mary - St. Mary's Priory, Lancashire (distorted photo - it is really slimmer!)

This statue of The Virgin Mary was sculpted with chainsaws from the stump of a fairly poor condition Beech tree - which had to be removed because it was dangerous. The statue is just over two metres tall.


Three Bear Bench and an Owl

Three Bear Bench and an Owl

This three bear bench was sculpted with chainsaws from oak logs - the owl was sculpted with chainsaws from a Larch log.


Dunham Park, chainsaw relief carving

Dunham Park, chainsaw relief carving

This chainsaw relief carving is about 5' high. The wood is oak from Dunham Park. It is situated in 'The Stallion Pound', near the Restaurant at the Park. I have been told that the Stallion Pound may be open to the public at some time in the future as an information point.
The carving illustrates some of the flora and fauna that can be found in the Park.
The exact location of the carving can be found on Google Earth at:
53*22'56.54"N and 2*24'03.69"W


Fairy House

Fairy House

This little Fairy house and steps were carved with chainsaws into a pollarded tree in the grounds of a Surestart Centre for the entertainment of the small children.


Leaping Fish - Mill Dam, Knowsley.

Leaping Fish - Mill Dam, Knowsley.

This Leaping Fish was sculpted with chainsaws froman elm log installed in a children's play area next to Mill Dam, Merseyside - which allegedly has a very large fish in its pond.


Range Road Project, Whalley Range, Manchester

Range Road Project, Whalley Range, Manchester

These three oak chainsaw sculptures were created for a renovated area in Whalley Range, Manchester. The Owl, Eagle and Fox and photographed in my sculpture studio before installation. They are all six feet tall.


River Douglas Project, Wigan

River Douglas Project, Wigan

From the left foreground - the Kingfisher, Owl, Trout, and Frog were all created from Oak logs.The Kingfisher is just under six feet tall. They are photographed in my sculpture studio, in front of carvings created by people I have been coaching, before being taken to the River douglas project in Wigan for installation.


Stockley Farm Owl

Stockley Farm Owl

This is a stylised Tawny Owl at Stockley Farm, Arley Hall, Cheshire, sculpted with a chainsaw from an oak stump. The rest of the tree had to be removed because it was dangerous. The Owl is about seven feet tall overall.


St Edward's CE Primary School, Rochdale

St Edward's CE Primary School, Rochdale

The specialist Art group at St Edward's Primary watched these two owls in their play area being chainsaw sculpted and asked a number of good questions.


Fisherman - Morecambe Cemetery

Fisherman - Morecambe Cemetery

This fisherman in his sou'wester, was chainsaw sculpted in one day from a large elm stump. He stands over six feet tall. He is holding three fish - as depicted in a mural elsewhere in Morecambe. He stands opposite the 'Shrimp Lady'.


Dickin Medal Memorial, Woodbank Memorial Park, Stockport.

Dickin Medal Memorial, Woodbank Memorial Park, Stockport.

This chainsaw sculpted Memorial to recipients of the Dickin Medal (the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross), is in Woodbank Memorial Park, Stockport. There is a horse at the top, a mule, a carrier pigeon, a cat, an Alsation, and a mongrel dog that found people trapped by the Blitz bombings - as well as a dove of peace, and an inscription - 'They died in war - they still serve in conflict', and the Ministry of Defence emblem - shown in this photo. The sculpture is over 16 feet tall.


Dickin Medal Memorial, Woodbank Memorial Park, Stockport.

Dickin Medal Memorial, Woodbank Memorial Park, Stockport.

This chainsaw sculpted Memorial to recipients of the Dickin Medal (the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross), is in Woodbank Memorial Park, Stockport. There is a horse at the top, a mule, a carrier pigeon, a cat, an Alsation, and a mongrel dog that found people trapped by the Blitz bombings - as well as a dove of peace, and an inscription - 'They died in war - they still serve in conflict'. The sculpture is over 16 feet tall.


Dickin Medal Memorial, Woodbank Memorial Park, Stockport

Dickin Medal Memorial, Woodbank Memorial Park, Stockport

This chainsaw sculpted Memorial to recipients of the Dickin Medal (the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross), is in Woodbank Memorial Park, Stockport. There is a horse at the top, a mule, a carrier pigeon, a cat, an Alsation, and a mongrel dog that found people trapped by the Blitz bombings - as well as a dove of peace, and an inscription - 'They died in war - they still serve in conflict'. The sculpture is over 16 feet tall.


St. Joseph and The Baby Jesus

St. Joseph and The Baby Jesus

This chainsaw sculpture was created for St. Jospeh's School in Sale, Cheshire, as part of their memorial garden. The figure is about 3' high and stands on a 4' plinth - all from one up-turned log set in the ground.


Large Bear and two cubs

Large Bear and two cubs

This large bear and two cubs was sculpted with chainsaws from the stump of a much-loved Horse Chestnut tree in Timperley, Cheshire. It is about 8' tall. The tree had to be removed because it was likely to cause a danger due to its size and age.
It is located at the front of a MENCAP Community Centre. There is significance in the pose and composition relevant to the location.


Religious Figures - Chainsaw only

Religious Figures - Chainsaw only

These are three figures are in a garden area of a Church in Croston, Lancashire. Using the Book of Kells as a guide young children provided sketches of figures they wanted to have sculpted from logs planted in the ground. There is a father, mother and son/daughter and all have saintly halos. They stand four to five feet tall. The photos show the figures when I had finished sculpting them with chainsaws. They will be sanded down and coloured by the children


Religious Figures - Chainsaw only - The Father Figure

Religious Figures - Chainsaw only - The Father Figure

Something like this figure was sketched by a child using the Book of Kells as a guide. It has been sculpted from a log planted in the ground. He has a saintly halo and stands about five feet tall. The photo show the figure when I had finished sculpting him with chainsaws. He will be sanded down and coloured by the children.


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