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Niwot, Colorado: Carved Indians (In Transition)

Carved art from trunks of dead trees. Eddie Running Wolf's depictions of Native Americans includes a "Holy Man" wearing a horned headdress. Removed for restoration in 2023.

Directions:
Along the south side of Niwot Rd, just west of its intersection with N. 79th St.
Hours:
Removed for restoration 2023.
Admission:
Free
Status:
In Transition

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Chainsaw Indians

These are not chainsaw carvings. They are works of art, hand-carved with a mallet and chisels. Calling them chainsaw art is an insult to the incredibly talented artist who created them over hundreds of hours and multiple years. Sadly, he died during the COVID pandemic.

As of 2023 they were temporarily removed for restoration. They are being meticulously restored and preserved by the artist's son, Dustin Wolf. At some point in the near future they will be reinstalled near the original location.

[Randy Cantu, 04/23/2024]

Chainsaw carvings.

Chainsaw Indians

One Indian carving is starting to rot and is held by ropes, but they are still great to see, and include description plaques.

[Adventures Of Cluckleberry Hen, 07/16/2017]

Chainsaw sculpture.

Chainsaw Art

What do you do with dead trees in a city park? In Niwot they carve the still-standing trunks into chainsaw art! The three wood carvings by Eddie Running Wolf are "Holy Man," "Spear Lodge Man," and "Eagle Catcher."

[Ronnie, 02/06/2017]

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