Artist Uses a Chainsaw to Transform a Fallen Redwood Tree Into a Stunning Giant Pacific Octopus

Giant Pacific Octopus Reflected

Talented artisan Jeffrey Michael Samudosky of JMS Wood Sculpture in Gig Harbor, Washington used a chainsaw to carve an absolutely stunning giant pacific octopus out of a large piece of wood from a fallen redwood tree. The enormous cephalopod took a great deal of time and effort, but the result is absolutely gorgeous.

Please take a moment to enjoy the images below of the Giant Pacific Octopus’ transformation. Also, a special thanks to our friend Redwood Burl for providing the wood used in this sculpture, and a beautiful location in which to carve it.

Giant Pacific Octopus Raw Wood

Giant Pacific Octopus Carving

Giant Pacific Octopus From Underneath

Giant Pacific Octopus Rough Finish

Giant Pacific Octopus Sprayed

Giant Pacific Octo

Giant Pacific Octopus

photos by JMS Wood Sculpture

via My Modern Met

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.