Chainsaw sculptures by Brian Ruth

Posted By on May 11, 2011

chainsaw sculpture by Brian Ruth

“Moonlight Serenade” by Brian Ruth

These chainsaw sculptures are carved by Brian Ruth from Poconos,Brian Ruth Pennsylvania, United States.

Brian Ruth was born in 1958.

He started chainsaw carving in 1979.
Brian Ruth got a business degree from Villanova University and while in college he worked as a tree surgeon.

In 1992 Brian Ruth and Steve Blanchard founded the first booking agency dedicated to promoting and preserving the integrity of performance chainsaw art.
It was appropriately named, “ Masters of the Chainsaw ” and its main focus is the representation of only the finest professional chainsaw sculptors.

In 2007, “Masters of the Chainsaw”, under the direction of Jen Ruth, released the first international group of female sculptors under the name “Chainsaw Chix”.

In September 2009, Brian and his wife, Jen, released book “The Homeowners Complete Guide to the Chainsaw”.

Ruth described his work as a performance:
“ The speed of it, the noise, the danger — all play into it. ”
But beyond the showmanship, “ at the end of the show, it has real value, real beauty. It’s all validated. ”

More of Brian Ruth’s work can be seen on

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3 Responses to “Chainsaw sculptures by Brian Ruth”

  1. Frank says:

    Just trolling around … and wow … impressive. Thanks.

  2. Brenda Broomes says:

    Do ?you conduct online classes or tutorials?
    Are there any books available on chainsaw carving?
    Love your work.

  3. Cammie says:

    FB is abuzz about the picture on rhe top right. We sure hope that is not a live tree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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