Emmons began the sculpture Friday afternoon and finished the statue during Homecoming weekend. The statue was carved from an approximately 125-year-old oak tree grown on the IU Southeast campus. The tree had to be removed from campus earlier this winter after it began to lose its branches and caused a safety problem for our students, faculty, and staff.
Check out additional photos of the carving at www.facebook.com/iusoutheast.
Emmons is a world-class chainsaw artist. His work can be seen at his website.