9 ft. Bear

First, I would like to introduce you to Mack Goller. Mack is a Senior in High School and is required to do a senior project. He approached me about doing a two week apprenticeship… and here we are. Mack has been a great help and is a very capable sculptor. I am enjoying our experience together.


This is a 10 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide pine log. The customer wanted a bear that was contemplative and welcoming, so I chose a kneeling posture for the contemplative and a waving and outstretched paw with a friendly smile and eyes for welcoming gestures… All we have left to do is add the color and install it on location near his driveway in the woods. I am having a boom truck pick it up and help me install it.

open mouth sketch

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My least favorite part of carving… It’s so nice to have some help! This carving filled up about 8 wheel barrows of sawdust – that doesn’t include all the wood chunks…


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This father and son team from GRB Tree Cutters out of Meriden, CT did a great job moving the bear…

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God bless you…