Looking for picture of chain-saw carved bear for tattoo reference - hard to find
September 1, 2009 3:54 PM   Subscribe

Looking for a picture/drawing of a bear statue from behind (possibly facing forward) - from what I recall, it looked like a chainsaw-cut carving of a brown or black bear out of a tree. Could be B&W lineart of one and I recall the grooves of the "fur flaps" being very deep but symmetrical - not rough-cut and not rounded. Thinking of using it along with a drawn "cub" of similar look & feel for a tattoo.

Any help is welcome...looking for reference pics. Everything I find is too cartoony, small, smooth, rough etc. This image projected a feeling of native origin but most native totems of bears look far different. It was almost like someone took an oak, cut off the top about 12-15 ft up, created pointed ears and cut deep, wide grooves to resemble bear fur. The reason I think it was B&W lineart is because I recall a white background. It could very well be a sculpture or another animal.
posted by bkdelong to Media & Arts (1 answer total)
Chainsaw bears are native to my region (Alaska as a kid/Pacific Northwest as an adult). Some are better than others. Googling "chainsaw bear" will get you more image results than people who live outside chainsaw bear territory can probably imagine.
posted by ErikaB at 5:06 PM on September 1, 2009

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