Tulsa, Oklahoma: Two Sides of Freedom: Chainsaw Tree

Chainsaw sculptor Clayton Coss carved a patriotic smorgasbord into 21-foot-tall tree stump, including an armed soldier, adorable kids, and a soaring eagle and rippling American flag.
Address:
S. Boulder Ave., Tulsa, OK
Directions:
On the east side of S. Boulder Ave. just north of its intersection with W. 21st St.
Admission:
Free
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Two Sides of Freedom: Chainsaw Tree

Talented artist -- rarely do you see such fine workmanship in chainsaw carving. The eagle's feathers are so thin the breeze actually moves them slightly. As a family of retired military and a gold star child I was very touched by this display.

[Redlee, 06/26/2018]

The Two Sides of Freedom.

The Two Sides of Freedom

Chainsaw sculptor Clayton Coss turned a damaged tree into a work of art. The back side of the tree has two children playing, an American flag, and an eagle. The front side of the tree has a soldier holding a gun, each medal of honor that can be awarded, a folded flag given to a deceased soldier's family, and a fallen soldier's gun and helmet.

[DenverAnn, 09/05/2013]

The 21-foot-tall trunk was all that remained of an oak tree killed in a 2007 ice storm. Coss carved the sculpture in October 2009.

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