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Finding the figure: Indy man uncovers hidden art with chain saw



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More than 22,000 pounds of wood sat in massive trunk sections in the empty field.

The pieces had been taken from an ancient pin oak on a nearby Bargersville farm. Rather than turn it into mulch, a local resident had each one shipped to a rural corner of the field.

Now it was up to Brian Kinch to find the art hiding inside.

Kinch has taken a creative spirit and skill with power tools into a unique side job. He carves wooden sculptures with a chain saw, and his past creations include eagles with outstretched wings, brown bears, Celtic crosses and a replica of the Lombardi Trophy.

“Carvers say that the figure is in there. You just have to get it out,” he said.

The job was arranged by Jeff Beck, a Bargersville farmer. He had established a small community park on a parcel of land that he and his wife called Praise Acres.

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