Unique Chainsaw Carving Fantasy Bird Table

wood bird table. the roof is 'disney palace' style with a dragon curved around.

This week on my social media I shared a photo of half of my recent chainsaw carving fantasy bird table. I asked people to guess who was underneath, but nobody got it! The answer is…Mickey Mouse! I thought I’d share some of the process and background in this week’s blog as my reveal… Chainsaw Carving … Read more

What To Do With A Diseased Tree

What to do with a diseased tree? SImon O'Rourke created this sculpture of a dragon emerging from a tree trunk out of an ash killed by ash dieback

Trees contribute massively to a landscape’s value, so it’s important to take care of them. In fact, if you have a tree you suspect may be diseased and need some help, you can read this blog about how to deal with the most common tree diseases. However, sometimes there is nothing that can be done … Read more

TV Themed Sculptures

tv themed sculptures: egg case for game of thrones by simon o'rourke

Last week we began a series of blogs sharing some of Simon’s ‘fan art‘. That is, sculptures he has made over the years based on books, tv, music, sports, etc. Strictly speaking, it isn’t ‘fan art’ as Simon himself may not be the fan, but rather the client. The description kind of fits though! Last … Read more

The Great Resc-yew (rescue): Two Towers and a Dragon

Two Towers and a dragon. Sorry, nothing to do with the movie! Although if you enjoy Tolkien, you could read our blog about Simon’s Lord of the Rings sculpture. Rather these two towers and a dragon were straight from Simon’s imagination. As well as telling a story, they are actually also a happy ending in … Read more