Salamanca, New York: Carving of Man Treed by Bears

Dead tree on someone's lawn, turned into art with a chainsaw. The man who owns the house is the one treed by the bears.

316 Broad St., Salamanca, NY
West side of town, on the north side of NY-417/Broad St., just west of a red brick church. Look for the "Antler Carvings" sign out front. Private property, in a residential neighborhood; visible from the street.
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Carving of Man Treed by Bears.

Carving of Man Treed by Bears

This carving was done with a chainsaw during the last week of August 2018. Bill, the man who lives on the property, hired a chainsaw expert to do the work, but he designed the carving himself (That's Bill on the tree, being chased by the bears). Bill is an artist himself. He carves things from antlers, wood, whale bones -- just about anything. We spent three hours visiting Bill. He was a gracious host, showed us around his workshop, and shared lots of stories about his life.

[Jill Wickham, 09/05/2018]

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