(img: Left source, Right source) The new house is on a lot with more than enough trees. They are overplanted and mature and it's time to edit them, and remove the diseased ones. The largest tree that has to come down is in a prominent spot on the lots corner and it's a big ol' trunk.
(Img source) So I was thinking of trying to have it carved into something...modern. So I've been doing some reasearch about chainsaw carvings. Bringing a little Alaskana-inspired, hippy funk to my neighborhood.
(this one is guerilla art!) Why not, it's Ashland afterall. So what's out there? It's a bit scary. Eagles and bears-oh my! Even if I can dream up something that would be a fresh take on the craft would the artist be able to pull it off? Would we end up being, "those people" with a freaky bit on the corner? It might be more ambitious than I can handle or afford realistically, but I have to try. Where's a Balinese artisan when ya need one?!
(img: left source, right source) These are the images I found that sort of fit the shape and style I'd love. But lets face it, pretty fancy for chainsaw art. And I'd prefer, feathers, blue jays, flowers over the traditonal stuff. Ya know a PAPAYA! "totem"! (no worries, will be respecting totem pole customs and staying away from traditonal aspects) If you have any tips or have been through a process like this before, lemme know! Oh you haven't? That's wierd.