From Driftwood to an Octopus

Florida artist Gil Watson has created a unique octopus carved out of a section of cedar driftwood. Mr. Watson says that it takes him years sometime to find the right piece of wood for the right carving to be created from it. An octopus is especially difficult as the stump you find needs to have at least eight sections coming out in order to get the eight tentacles carved out. This particular octopus is a customer order and he searched long and hard to find this piece of wood that make the perfect foundation for what he needed. When he saw the piece he just knew this was the right one. He first used the chainsaw to rough the piece out, then hand carved the rest. After a lot of hand sanding and polishing the results are what you see. This is not the first octopus he has carved. Below are examples are a previous he carved to be made into a chandelier. For more info please contact Gil Watson at or Watson’s Art Gallery on FB.





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