Most people would be irritated to have a tree stump of this size on their property, but Lueb Popoff? He sees it as an inspiration.
The artist and environmentalist began his career as a sous chef and registered tree farmer, but after happening upon a sculpture of a bear and raccoon in 1995, he was inspired to try his hand at chainsaw carving. By 2000, chainsaw carving had gone from a hobby to his full-time job.
There’s nothing easy about the world of chainsaw art. The tool needed to complete the job is heavy and cumbersome. The canvas? A stump several times larger than the artist. Although it may appear that Popoff creates this epic masterpiece in an afternoon, this video is actually a time lapse that spans two weeks. However, with a final product this stunning, there’s no doubt that his hard work was well worth the effort.