Say hello to Foxxy 15 who has been living on my front porch for several weeks now. Foxxy is a carved, wooden fox. His creator is Scott Dow, a college educated artist who lives in our town. He uses a chainsaw to create animals from huge blocks of tree trunks. He uses a torch to burn them a bit, to give them color, and treats them with linseed oil for protection.
When I saw Scott’s collection of carved animals, I thought I liked the howling wolf best, but I bought the fox for someone else, who admired it most. Now that Foxxy has been living on my porch and looks so at home there, I like him much better than the wolf, but when the time comes, I will give Foxxy to his new owner.
I can’t even imagine how an artist can make something beautiful like this with a chainsaw, but here’s proof that it can be done. As for me, I would find it challenging to paint a picture of a fox as realistically as this is. I don’t do wood carving, but I certainly admire the art.