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Artist Transforms Fallen Redwood Into Giant Octopus (15 Photos)

Artist Jeffrey Michael Samudosky recently transformed a huge fallen redwood to an amazing giant octopus sculpture. In the improvement photos below you can view the transformation and the octopus slowly takes shape. To create the artwork Samudosky used a number of tools such as dremels chainsaws and chisels.

Born and raised in Shelton, Connecticut, Jeff studied art and photography in high school. After graduating, he traveled the continent as whitewater rafting guide, ice climber, and an Outward Bound instructor. In Jackson Hole, Wyoming became certified as a emergency medical tech and he trained as an Alpine mountaineering guide. This was also the place where his life changed radically.

A crash while snowboarding left Jeff with a back without a feeling. Following eight months of comeback, Jeff regained the feeling in his legs and has been back on his feet. Refusing allow his injury prevent him from being the man that he is, he decided to get back on his snowboard.

He thought, and while on his way into the mountain in Vermont he detected a few wood carvings along the side of a road, “I could do this. †And so, JMS Wood Sculpture was born in 1998. His business has allowed Jeff to reside all over the country and travel all over the world and he has been a friend throughout the carving community.

[via Colossal]

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