Monday, June 29, 2009

Creek Dragon & Tree of Life

Just north of the Gurley Street bridge, along the Granite Creek trail in Prescott, AZ, are two incredible wood carvings carved out of cottonwood stumps by artist Jeff Grabish. The Creek Dragon above is really incredible! I'm guessing roughly 8-10 feet tall? Seemed quite at home in the lush creek setting.

Just a few paces further north is the Tree of Life, also by Jeff Grabish. Be sure to click on the pictures to see the incredible details of these carvings! Nicely done Jeff! It was great to see carved wood art outside like this.


  1. These are great carvings, and in a natural setting makes it quite different.

  2. Jen -- it sure is amazing how much the setting can affect a piece of art.

  3. My goodness -- I left a comment here last night & it hasn't appeared. I must have done something wrong. In any event, I just learned about these sculpts yesterday (Thursday) at the Salvation Army resale store, where Jeff works. He turned up a fine pair of tap shoes for the granddotter. Two bucks.

  4. granny j -- I was really impressed by these two sculptures, both in craftsmanship and then environment in which they were placed.


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