Andy's skill transforms tree into beautiful owl

Published on: 11 Apr 2017

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A tree in the Filton Community Garden has been transformed into an owl thanks to a remarkable piece of craftsmanship.
Last month Filton residents watched  sculptor Andy O’Neill, of Wild Wood Carving, in action as he transformed a dead tree into the work of art for the community.
SGS College made a timelapse video of the carving, which will be put online. 
Filton Town Council contributed £350 to the project, with the remainder from community garden reserve funds
Community garden chairman Dave Mikkelson said: Our simple brief to Andy was to carve an owl at the top of the tree and something of interest for children. What he created exceeded our expectations.
"The level of detail in the owl and the hedgehog at the base is quite outstanding, and all achieved using his creative talent and various sizes of chainsaws.
"The carving is a fantastic addition to the garden and will give pleasure to visitors for many years to come."
Andy said: "I'm so pleased (everyone is) happy with how the carving turned out."
"I met so many lovely people and got some really nice positive feedback about my work which was great!"
Luke Palmer of SGS College said: "We all really enjoyed seeing the piece develop and come together and the students found it fascinating."

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