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Gary Arens

DeWitt, MI, United States

I have been carving for 25 years and enjoy bringing life back from something dead. I began carving smaller animals such as songbirds and ducks, and with experience decided to challenge myself with larger animals and unique pieces with multiple animals. I have achieved awards for best in show with the highest being the Dow Arts and Sciences Artistry and Wood Juried Exhibit. I have been profiled in Carving Magazine (Issue 30, Summer 2010) for a replica of our family dog, a Golden Retriever that brought so much joy to our lives. I enjoy traveling and connecting with others who share a mutual interest in carving. I enjoy learning from other carvers as well as sharing my own techniques that bring my art to life. I am a member of the United Chainsaw Carvers Guild, Greater Lansing Woodcarvers Club, and the Michigan Wood Carvers Club. Happiness to me is a pocket full of sawdust! Have a great day or as I say in my world, SAWDUST TO YOUR POCKETS!

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