Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Yard Man

These wooden statues carved from fallen trees can be found on boulevards and in small neighborhood yards. I saw this one on a quiet block on Ashland Avenue, a place where many homes nearby beautify their plots of land with flowers and statues. A pleasure to see. For more angles of this "yard man" click here to see a collage.

22 comments:

  1. nice work of art and good to know that these are made from salvaged trees.

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  2. Tres belle statue, mais je ne vois pas ce que veux dire "Yard Man" ?


    Very beautiful statue, but I do not see what want to say “Man Yard”?

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  3. The carving is so detailed. The person who carved it has a lot of talent. Thanks for showing it to us.

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  4. Nice wood work (and I like the house behind too!).

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  5. Fantastic idea of putting statues in front of your houses!

    Obviously this statue was made and put there before the non-smoking campaigns.

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  6. A beautiful wood carving. As one who has done it in miniature, I can tell you it is a lot of work. I can't even imagine doing something this large. And do you know who the artists are or is it just one?

    Today—
    Their beaks close, their eyes shut and their heads flop over the edge of the nest.
    American Robin series starts today.

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  7. i like that its from wood. It makes it very warm and alive.

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  8. What amazing detail! I wonder how long it takes to carve one statue...

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  9. Yard man... Is it the same to say "yard-statue"? Otherwise, like Olivier, I'm afraid to not understand the right meaning of it.

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  10. Interesting habit of carving fallen trees. If Australians did the same there would be statues all over the place, they fell so many trees in the past 200 years!!!

    This one is very nice. Wonder if it's a family portrait? LOL

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  11. denton11:18 AM

    Congratulations on your ExtraExtra blog. Very impressive.

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  12. Amazing, never seen a statue like this during my years in the States.
    (At a fair I once observed chainsaw wood carvers, I was quite surprised by their dexterity and artistry.)

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  13. I wonder how long it took someone to do this.

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  14. Beautiful statue! This is a great view of a neighborhood.

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  15. How wonderful this is. Presumably this is a hardwood statue and preserved in some way to withstand the weather. I love that fallen trees are carved in this way. Superb.

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  16. beautiful and being from fallen trees adds character to it ....

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  17. nice statue... and wood give it a special view.

    :)

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  18. It is incredible you can see such a carving in the middle of a garden. It would have been vandalized already here in Europe. Great capture.

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  19. All carved out of one tree. Amazing carving. Well photographed too.

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  20. Kind of reminds me of the wooden carved statues that we have here in Poland. I think Kate you have inspired me for a future post over at Toruń DP!!!

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  21. Neat picture Kate.

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  22. Nice picture of some incredible carving. Things like this amaze me even more that paintings.

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