Beasts

himself strictly a chain-saw sculptor. - —-

When he's happy with the form i (rtfr he's canned, lie hollows out the can- £Sj| ^V^Sj^B^b-^d turc from the underbelly, 'litis decrcas- jBJi^^^jfc^^jS

cs checking as the wood dries and l]i ! | j makes the sculpture lighter. Jill 11 Mapu^ °

Fisher works the wood in its green t-!,! fl state because it's easier to cane than dried wood, lie used to let his crca- 'v■ 0

tuas simply air tin-, but he learned the ^y^J^^ Kj necessity of kiln drying when a client jL tf sent a rhinoceros back with a severely * ^

split leg. Now he passes each creature oj^^^jML. IL^ through the kiln anil repairs any major checks with elm slivers and glue. '-1-

... . . . ... .Author s son. Nathaniel, sits astride either leaves the sculpture rough with . . , ., ..

1 the rorking dog. the firsl erealnre chisel marks evident or smooths it with Fisher earveil. a power sander followed by cabinet scrapers and sandpaper, lie finishes an integral part of his art. Anna, now the sculptures with Watcooil finish. S. is one of his boldest critics and a

'Chough he's made quite a splash in source ol inspiration. Her latest passion the adult market, his children are still for making beaded jewelry has led

--Fisher to make jewelry for his creatures

(note the necklace on "Dog Dude").

^^pm^ Nathaniel, overheard his father saying

^^ he wished someone would commission ffl V merry-go-round, Nathaniel did—for ii^^r himself. Fisher claims. "The pay is poor, but the awards aa tremendous." ▲

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