Wednesday, June 3, 2009

It's only rock 'n roll but I like it

The art of chainsaw carving is alive and well in the Snoqualmie Valley, and I encounter some of these creations as I ride. You will see a lot of carved bears, used as welcome signs to residences, or carvings of eagles or salmon, but this one is a bit unusual - a chicken rocker. This carving stands about 6' on it's base.

Next to chicken rocker, a bear holds the mailbox:

Chainsaw carving is quite popular here, with one local insurance company, PEMCO, featuring the "Roadside Chainsaw Woodcarver" in their great ad campaign "We're A Lot Like You. A Little Different." These ads feature a number of stereotypical Northwest people in a caricature sort of way. Check it out here:


Danny said...

I like it too. I would love to have one of the bears.

Baron's Life said...

Is that you Lance holding the Guitar..? Nice post buddy...great looking bike too

cpa3485 said...

That's a great carving. We used to have a guy around here that did carvings like that. Don't think he is active anymore. Was considering a post similar to this with some Pics of a couple of his carvings.

But now realize you stole my idea. Oh well, back to the drawing board.

Lance said...

Thanks Danny and Baron!

Jim, I say, the more chainsaw carvings, the better!

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