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Texas Chainsaw Sculpture Masters: Cutting Edge Art

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Bringing a sliver of art with a chainsaw and some raw talent, these three will have your jaws dropping with their insane woodcarvings. Doug Moreland, R.L. Blair, and Griffon Ramsey bring their own unique styles to create these magnificent masterpieces. If you didn’t know there was even such a thing as a chainsaw sculpture until now, you’re in for a special treat!

Texas Chainsaw Sculpture Masters: Cutting Edge Art

Photo: Facebook/Doug Moreland

Doug Moreland along side his counterpart R.L. Blair work up quite an attraction in Manchaca, Texas. Doug Moreland opened Cattelacs in 2003, and in 2010, R.L. Blair joined Cattlelacs as the full-time wood-worker. They both bring a different touch to the work they create. R.L. Blair is well known for his work as he has been in the business for 40 years. He is also known by his contract work he did for Disney© theme parks. You can only imagine the carvings these two create together bringing their knowledge and ideas to the table to make Cattlelacs a huge South Austin attraction.

Texas Chainsaw Sculpture Masters: Cutting Edge Art

Photo: Facebook/Doug Moreland

“The Cattlelacs name came from the orchestrator of the project, Doug Moreland, and his 2001 exploit that transformed a ’72 Cadillac into a Texas land yacht, complete with cattle horns on the hood.” DougMoreland.com

Texas Chainsaw Sculpture Masters: Cutting Edge Art

Photo: Facebook/Doug Moreland

Moreland, a native of Manchaca, Texas, is also well known for his country music. This talented artist has made an impact in the music scene and the woodworking scene. Bringing R.L. Blair on gives Doug Moreland more time to share his music. “Doug is a west Texas fiddler, songwriter, entertainer, and chainsaw artist. Based in Austin, Doug tours the state of Texas with his current band The Flying Armadillos.” DougMoreland.com

Texas Chainsaw Sculpture Masters: Cutting Edge Art
Photo: Facebook/Griffon Ramsey

Well known friend and fellow chainsaw artist, Griffon Ramsey, also creates her masterpieces here in Austin. Ramsey works out of a stunning warehouse space in East Austin she calls the FORT. Would you believe someone with such talent in this industry just picked up a chainsaw in 2011?

And to think that we didn’t even know that chainsaw sculpting was a thing! Wonder where to go to learn more about this? Probably something like YouTube or SawingPros.com.

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