A Bear in a Tree

2013.05.20 - Clinton, CT - (L-R) Wood carver Kris Connor and Mack Goller, a student at The Williams School working on his senior project, carve a White Pine tree trunk into a  Black Bear with chainsaws. Connor says he will use chainsaws for 90% of the carving and the rest he will finish with power tools. "My approach," says the former high school art teacher, "is half math and half intuition." After 25-hours of carving, Connor estimates the 1500-pound trunk is about halfway on its way to becoming a 1200-pound bear.  Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com

2013.05.20 – Clinton, CT – (L-R) Wood carver Kris Connors and Mack Goller, a student at The Williams School working on his senior project, carve a White Pine tree trunk into a Black Bear. Connor says he will use chainsaws for 90% of the carving and the rest he will finish with power tools. “My approach,” says the former high school art teacher, “is half math and half intuition.” After 25-hours of carving, Connor estimates the 1500-pound trunk is about halfway on its way to becoming a 1200-pound bear. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com

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