Owl’s taking shape

HARD AT WORK Renowned chainsaw sculptor Chris Bain working on an owl in flight at his Leigh Park workshop. Picture: Malcolm Wells (14584-2808)
HARD AT WORK Renowned chainsaw sculptor Chris Bain working on an owl in flight at his Leigh Park workshop. Picture: Malcolm Wells (14584-2808)
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THE wings of this intricately carved wooden owl look like they have been chiselled into shape with a tiny scalpel.

In fact, they were created using a chainsaw. The sculpture is the latest work from Chris Bain, known as the Chainsaw Sculptor.

The 50-year-old from Clanfield started creating the one-off pieces as a full-time job when he lost his chainsaw training business four years ago.

He has gone from strength to strength and has a workshop at Staunton Country Park.

He said: ‘For the owl I’m using a beautiful piece of timber, a giant redwood.

‘It’s quite a rare piece of wood to get because they rarely fall. But this is small. I’m used to creating life-sized horses and even dragons.’

Go to thechainsawsculptor.co.uk.