Looking back… 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

It’s been 13 years since the moment I decided to sculpt for a living, and here’s the sculpture that triggered it! Looking back, I’m so glad I made that choice.

“Sleeping Girl”, was my very first competition entry, at the inaugural English Open Chainsaw Competition.

It placed 3rd, and gave me the confidence boost to create a business from what I had begun to love as a pastime.

It’s been a rollercoaster of an adventure and I’m blessed to be able to make a living from doing something that I love! Looking back, it may not always have been easy, but I would make the same choice over again every time.