EXPERT CHAINSAW CARVER JEFFREY SAMUDOSKY CREATED AN INCREDIBLE OCTOPUS SCULPTURE OUT OF A DEAD REDWOOD TREE

JEFFREY SAMUDOSKY WITH THE OCTOPUS THAT HE CARVED FROM A FALLEN REDWOOD

American chainsaw artist Jeffrey Michael Samudosky recently transformed a redwood snag into a magnificent giant octopus. Carved to perfection, its giant tentacles stretch out, tapering off in refined detail.

JEFFREY SAMUDOSKY WORKING ON THE OCTOPUS

Working out of Gig Harbor, Washington, Samudosky is a self-taught carver who started his company, JMS Wood Sculpture, in 1998. Since starting his career, Samudosky has appeared on the Discovery Channel and participated in competitions around the world.

The woodcarver has been creating elaborate figural works from a variety of Pacific Northwest trees since he started his company. One of his most recent projects is a replica of a Giant Pacific Octopus, carved from a fallen Redwood. The cephalopod’s tentacles curve and twist their way across areas which Samudosky left natural, including the entire back of the trunk which gives the illusion that the octopus is on top of the tree, rather than a part of it.

You can explore more of the self-taught woodworker’s pieces on his website and Facebook.

The massive sea creature, which has influenced art from large-scale octopus installations to sculptural candies, gives off an impressive air, as it looks to almost be swimming through water. The trunk dwarves Samudosky who painstakingly worked to chisel out the animal’s final form.

JEFFREY SAMUDOSKY STANDS NEXT TO THE HIS BEAUTIFUL OCTOPUS

Interestingly, Samudosky began his journey with chainsaw art after a snowboarding accident left him without feeling in his legs for eight months. After regaining his mobility, he decided to conquer his fears and begin snowboarding again. It was during a trip to the mountains in Vermont that he spied wood carvings on the side of the road, and from there he taught himself the artistic skill.

Now, carving is his full-time career. Focusing on animals and Native American motifs, some pieces have taken up to four years in order to reach his desired level of perfection.

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Author: Protect All Wildlife Blog

"The Greatness Of A Nation And Its Moral Progress Can Be Judged By The Way Its Animals Are Treated" - Mahatma Gandhi I am a wildlife advocate and I am 100% dedicated to raising awareness about wildlife crime and its effect on the environment. Whether it be doing everything to stop poaching, calling for animal free circuses or ending the cruel treatment and exploitation of animals I will do everything I can to highlight it. I am the proud Patron of Miracle's Mission, a non-profit charity dedicated the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of sick, injured and disabled animals.

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