Who is Damon Giustini, Chainsaw Carving Artist?
I am a self-taught chainsaw carving artist from North Scituate, Rhode Island. I learned to wield a chainsaw as a landscaper and tree trimmer, and fell in love with the texture of wood. Although I always liked art, wood carving was the first actual expression of my talent.
How did I learn? It was sheer grit and determination to get it right; I worked at it every day, and never considered giving up. I started by carving very rough small animals and pieces from logs. When my first piece got the attention of a friend, I was encouraged to try another. I continued challenging myself to carve more complicated and larger pieces. I especially enjoy the challenge of creating a custom piece to please a customer. I have been blessed with support and encouragement from my family, friends and patrons.
I prefer carving pine tree trunks and Rhode Island is loaded with them. If you have a tree carving project in mind, let's talk. I will visit your site and assess the condition of the tree you want carved, discuss the subject, and estimate the cost.
Please contact me by phone (401) 301-6722 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more about this artist in a feature article in The Smithfield Times, October 2015.