Wood carver tackles town square stump


By Lenny C. Lepola - For The Gazette



Michigan artist Jerry Ward was in Sunbury over the weekend, carving the stump on Sunbury Square. Ward is a fine arts carver who works in polished wood, but said he completes two or three chainsaw projects each year.

Michigan artist Jerry Ward was in Sunbury over the weekend, carving the stump on Sunbury Square. Ward is a fine arts carver who works in polished wood, but said he completes two or three chainsaw projects each year.


Last year when seven ash trees infested with emerald ash borer were being removed from Sunbury Village Square, Village Council members decided to leave one 15-foot high stump in place for a Sunbury bicentennial woodcarving.

Late last week and early this week Jerry Ward, a wood sculptor from Delton, Michigan, was in town with his chainsaws, working on the three-day job. When asked what the carving would be, Ward said he was sworn to secrecy when he began the project.

Ward, who hand-carves polished wood fine art sculptures, said he has been doing chainsaw sculptures since 1979.

“This kind of thing I don’t advertise,” Ward said. “I only do two or three of these each year.”

To see Ward’s fine arts carvings, go to artistjerryward.com.

Michigan artist Jerry Ward was in Sunbury over the weekend, carving the stump on Sunbury Square. Ward is a fine arts carver who works in polished wood, but said he completes two or three chainsaw projects each year.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2015/10/web1_WoodCarver.03.a.jpgMichigan artist Jerry Ward was in Sunbury over the weekend, carving the stump on Sunbury Square. Ward is a fine arts carver who works in polished wood, but said he completes two or three chainsaw projects each year.

By Lenny C. Lepola

For The Gazette

Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093. Email: newsguy@ee.net.

Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093. Email: newsguy@ee.net.