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Texas Wildlife Totem Pole

An original totem pole design commissioned by Stewart Kelly in Waco, Texas. It stands over fifteen feet and is made out of eastern red cedar, mesquite and douglas fir.

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the little prince

my little pony

Live Carving Downtown

I was hired by a tech start up called Yonder to chainsaw carve in their downtown Austin high rise office and speak about the creative process to their employees. This is a great use for battery chainsaws - quieter and no fumes!

Ronald Reagan bust

A wooden portrait of Ronald Reagan commissioned as a film prop.

#RockingDragon

A collaboration with Disney sculpture artist, R.L. Blair, this adult-sized rocking dragon was created as a pop up photo booth experience and has been shown at RTX Austin, Titmouse Animation Studios and Television Academy in LA.

I Am Groot.

Here's a video that tells the story of why I started carving.

Huskycup, 2018

I was on the Czech Speed Carving team at the Huskycup in Germany - in this photo, I'm carving The Little Prince in oak. Photo by Mario Hamburg.

Carving for Burton Snowboards

In a partnership between STIHL Inc and Burton Snowboards, I was able to contribute some work for STASH Killington, Burton's snowboard run in Vermont.

Eve, Snake, Apple

This was carved in white pine at the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers' Rendezvous in 2017.

Majora's Mask

Inspired by a magical artifact in the game the Legend of Zelda. Watch the video!

Bugbear

Here is a commission for Dungeons and Dragons enthusiasts and owners of Titmouse Animation Studios for "Bugbear Canyon," their mystical vacation property in Texas.

The Aerialist

In 2019, I competed at Chetwynd International Chainsaw Championship, one of the top chainsaw carving competitions in the world. Although I didn't place, my good friend and carving assistant John Bello and I beat the height record with this 15.5' sculpture. Watch the video!

Buffalo Trace activation

In 2019, Buffalo Trace UK flew me to London to carve a wooden buffalo for a live audience in Shoreditch. We took over Stolen Space Gallery on Brick Ave, near Whitechapel. It was an honor to demonstrate chainsaw sculpture for such a cool company, in such a prestigious location! Watch the video!

Bad Day On The Normandie

The Denecours of Pacific Grove, CA commissioned this giant octopus wrestling with a steamer ship after their Monterey Pine was killed by a beetle infestation. I added some storm salvaged Western Red Cedar to create this stump transformation!

day of the dead bride

My work has been influenced by living in Texas, from the subjects, such as this "day of the dead" inspired carving to the prominent use of local, red-colored eastern red cedar.

the space between

This sculpture was shown at People's Gallery at Austin City Hall for a year in 2015. Watch the video!

Australian Chainsaw Carving Championships

This dancer was carved in 2016 at an international chainsaw sculpting event was hosted by Sky High on Mount Dandenong in Victoria, Australia near Melbourne. Watch the video!

zombie

I carved this zombie alongside super star Cherie Currie, as she carved Leatherface, for a live music event called "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" at SXSW in 2014. She's a badass! Watch the video!

© 2020 by Griffon Ramsey

Carving for Burton Snowboards

In a partnership between STIHL Inc and Burton Snowboards, I was able to contribute some work for STASH Killington, Burton's snowboard run in Vermont.