Peter says....It was
around Christmas time when I found the inspiration for this piece. I
was wondering what gifts animals would really, really like....and
that's how I came to carve a beaver with a chain saw! Possibly the
most destructive creature on the planet (excluding man). He certainly
can be now I have given him a chain saw to help him build his lodge.
Inside this piece is a first aid kit and two spare toes as it looks
like he might need them very soon.
are plenty of secrets in this piece too. Things just kept coming to me
and happening in our life during the carving. For those of you who
have met our two beautiful children - well Sam is 18 now! - the date
is his 18th birthday. The graffiti on the tree stump is all beaver
related - Oregon is nicknamed the beaver state; the newspaper of the
LSE (London School of Economics) is called 'The Beaver'; The mascot of
the 1976 summer Olympics was Amik Algonquin beaver; No (fish) -
beavers are veggie and don't eat fish. Elsewhere, 023 is a Stihl 023
chainsaw which I own.