After 30 years as a helicopter faller, Kim sustained an injury which prevented him from going back to the woods. After 4 years of rehab and realizing he couldn’t go back to work, he kept wondering what’s next.
He missed the beauty of working in the forest so much – the smell of the trees, birds and wildlife – that he decided to start carving. Because he always used a powersaw, he made some carvings which lead him to creating natural wood creations such as benches and animals. He then thought, “Why not add some color?”, and it was then that he decided to do some silhouette sitka trees and place them on my fence panels. After the trees were created and hung he fell in love with the silhouette (west coast) look and decided to start creating wood wildlife sculptures.
This Vancouver Island woodworker’s original thought was yard art, however, his wood creations are now being purchased for fences, yards, walls (indoor/outdoor) mancaves, gardens, etc. All of Kim’s wood handmade one-of-a-kind creations are made in Nanaimo, BC. Each piece is different, designed and etched/carved and hand painted three times to with stand our weather here on the West Coast.
Take a browse through Kim’s west coast inspired wood carvings here.