These chainsaw sculptures are carved by Glenn Greensides from Sayward, British Columbia, Canada.
Glen started in 1995 a massive project in Japan, to carve each year one of the Japanese Zodiac symbol.Each of the sculptures are five meters tall and made from logs exported from British Columbia.
These sculptures are displayed in the Listel Inashawiro Hotel’s Herb Garden.
Unfortunately, I found only one good quality images of these sculptures.
More of his spectacular work can be seen on his website:
These contemporary netsuke sculptures are carved by David Carlin from Mill Valley, California, United States.
These sculptures are carved from boxwood and then stained and painted and inlayed with bone, glass and amber.
Netsuke (Japanese:根付) are miniature sculptures that were invented in 17th-century Japan to serve a practical function (the two Japanese characters ne+tsuke mean “root” and “to attach”). They were used like button-like toggles.