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World War I Memorial Soldier 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

World War I Memorial Soldier

This coming Sunday is Remembrance Day: a day to remember those who lost their lives in war. We don’t take that sacrifice lightly, so it’s…

Ice Carving for Christmas 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Ice Carving for Christmas

The countdown to Christmas is on! Shops are full of decorations, calendars are filling up, and Christmas music is starting to hit the radio. It’s…

Queen of the South Legends Unveiled 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Queen of the South Legends Unveiled

Back in May we started sharing videos and photos of a statue of three footballers that Simon was working on. Five months later, we’re proud…

Teamwork and Character: A Recipe for Success 720 960 Simon O'Rourke

Teamwork and Character: A Recipe for Success

Recipe for Success We recently saw this poster showing the recipe for success. We totally, agree about ALL those ingredients. When we think about Tree…

A Phoenix Arises 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

A Phoenix Arises

There’s something very poetic about this week’s featured sculpture, where a phoenix arises from a Douglas Fir. Unlike many commissions where a tree is damaged…

A Hydra Rising 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

A Hydra Rising

The Commission Last week Simon was in Surrey completing a private commission for a client: A Hydra rising from the ground. The nature of tree…

Downton Revisited: The Highclere Castle Airman 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Downton Revisited: The Highclere Castle Airman

The Visit No, our blog title doesn’t refer to the movie released this weekend. We mean the real life setting for the series and movie:…

Those Autumn Leaves – Enjoying The Changing Season 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Those Autumn Leaves – Enjoying The Changing Season

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” In this quote Albert Camus describes beautifully the stunning displays of colour that we…

English Open Chainsaw Competition 2019 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

English Open Chainsaw Competition 2019

The August bank holiday means one thing in the Tree Carving Calendar – The English Open Chainsaw Carving Competition! This year it took place at…

A New Bird In Town: The R Charity Liver Bird 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

A New Bird In Town: The R Charity Liver Bird

This week we want to share with you one of Simon’s latest projects: the R Charity Liver Bird. For those who have never heard of…

Radagast the Brown, (Blue and Pink). 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Radagast the Brown, (Blue and Pink).

Isn’t he amazing?! Meet Radagast the Brown!   Simon recently worked on this sculpture of Radagast the Brown from Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’. We…