Man Carves Giant Pacific Octopus From Fallen Redwood

September 25, 2017

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These are a bunch of shots of the giant pacific octopus carved by Jeffrey Michael Samudosky of JMS Wood Sculpture in Gig Harbor, Washington into a large piece of fallen redwood. Jeffrey used a chainsaw to cut the rough shape of the octopus, then a bunch of smaller power carvers to add all the details ("Just four hundred more suckers to go!"). Great job, Jeffrey, you have a much more creative eye than I do. If I had a nickel for every time I saw a fallen tree and thought to myself, "Now that would make a great octopus," I'd only need five more, then somebody willing to trade five nickels for a quarter, to buy a small handful of Runts from a candy machine at the mall.

Keep going for a pictorial of the process including a pretty nice reflection shot.

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Thanks to Clint, for reminding me it's almost pumpkin carving time.

  • Phonster

    First impression : "draw me like one of your french girl"

  • DUMA

    3 THINGS:
    1. THAT is a Trig Eye, we all say
    thankya
    2. I am CLOAKED in jealousy of this
    man's ability, being an artist myself
    3. Is he by any chance single? 🙄

  • Real Artists make the world a more magical, beautiful place.

    This guy's cool.

  • Meh

    Now all it need is a sign saying "what sucker is going to pay for this".

  • The_Wretched

    He's entitled to a pretty nice pay day for that.

  • Jenness

    And then there are people like this who make the world so much nicer and see beauty in the things around them. *hearts pop out of my eyes filled with grateful tears*

  • James Mcelroy

    dang son...that's impressive.

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