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After the NYC Competition on Saturday, some of the Boston Beard Bureau made a trip to Madame Tussaud’s. We took many selfies, and got our beards grabbed.
Note: Many more were taken than just these shown.
In the Artist’s Studio: Watching @wolfbat’s Carvings Come to Life
To see more photos of Dennis’s work—and the work of people who inspire him—follow @wolfbat on Instagram.
"Everything I do is hand carved with a chisel," says Dennis. While sometimes it’s hard to capture in a photo, "I try to show the process from start to finish to give a better idea of what people are looking at when viewing my work. It’s also fun to show some of the big sculptures I make for performance, which are then burned afterwards."
Dennis first heard about Instagram from his interns, he says. “They kept talking about it and encouraged me to join.” After signing up, however, his captivating wood cuts and sculptures—which take the form of Viking ships, dragons and other mythical creatures—quickly found an audience.
The Instagram community is also a source of inspiration. “I use Instagram to share my work,” which Dennis says is strongly influenced by the imagery of the early 80s skating and punk rock scene, “but also to see other peoples work and share things that inspire me.”
Official congratulations to Bert Mayer III, grand prize winner of CanYouHandleBar?'s first ever Internet Best In Show! Here are some process photos of my contribution to the prize package, a one-of-a-kind hand-burned trophy. I outfitted this piece to hang on the wall (via the pictured embedded washer) or to stand freely on a desk or shelf (via a not-pictured wire stand). It is constructed entirely from recycled pallets and (save for the 8 pocket screws) recycled pallet nails.
Thank you to Doug Geiger, Gentleman In Charge of CanYouHandleBar?, for this great opportunity and privilege. I really enjoyed this project and hope it has represented your contest well.