Chainsaw carvings from Australia

Posted By on January 16, 2010

These chainsaw sculptures are carved by Angela Polglaze from Yarraville, Australia .

In 1997 Angie was to pick up a chainsaw for the first time in her life for the sole purpose of making art.
She has been a full time ‘chainsaw chick’ ever since, with over 50 public art projects to her credit in the USA, the UK, Canada, Germany, and Australia.
She was the inspiration behind the first female only Chainsaw Carving Competition held in WA, USA in 2003, where her image was depicted on the medal.
In 2007 Angie was a founding member of the international female carving team the ‘Chainsaw Chix’.
Angela Polglaze was the winner of the 2004 Australian National Chainsaw Carving Championships having taken second in 1999 and again in 2003.
She won a 3rd place at the hugely competitive ‘Power Carving’ competition held in Reedsport Oregon USA.
In 2006 she was the first woman to take 1st in Scotland, and the first woman to place 1st at a Masters of the Chainsaw event in the USA.

She has been a very productive during these years, more of here sculptures can be seen on here website:  www.angela-polglaze.com

Canadatotem by Angela Polglaze

Canadatotem by Angela Polglaze

Horse Dreamcatcher

Horse Dreamcatcher

Black Duck and Pig Pole

Black Duck and Pig Pole

Dragon

Dragon

About the author

Comments

3 Responses to “Chainsaw carvings from Australia”

  1. I’ve seen one of her sculptures in person. she is a great artist. to think that she puts such fine detail into those cuts is just unbelievable – with a chain saw.

  2. Aging Owl says:

    I purchased one of Angela’s sculptors 7 years ago…I have never regretted the purchase. I keep it in a spot where I can see it every day. Angela is an incredibly fantastic artist and I am truly amazed how she can produce such wonderful work in such short time frames with such difficult tools – a chainsaw!

  3. Judy Rand says:

    Hi, I have a tree that i would like to have a dog carved out of. It is in the front of a vet clinic and as the tree is now dead it need to be cut down, Was hoping to leave the base and have a dog or cat carved in it. tree approx 3 metre circumference.
    Please contact me at email address or ph 0419 337760
    Many Thanks
    Judy

Leave a Reply

Please note: Comment moderation is currently enabled so there will be a delay between when you post your comment and when it shows up. Patience is a virtue; there is no need to re-submit your comment.