These super cute Black Bear carvings are very popular, and we try to keep a clan of them available in our gallery. They range anywhere from 2-1/2 feet to 3-1/2 feet tall. Most are made out of reclaimed Poplar wood but Mark has made them out of other species such as Oak and Hemlock.
They are carved using a variety of chainsaws, grinders, chisels and other hand tools. Details on the muzzle are accentuated by using a torch to burn the wood. Mark has painted them using several types of black oil-based paint finishes including satin, semi-gloss and gloss.
Each little bear is unique in its pose, body build, head shape and expression. They just beg to be given a name and brought home to become the newest member of the family.