Visual Arts

How artist Bongo Love used a chainsaw to carve out a niche for himself in Colorado

Bongo Love isn't afraid of the chainsaw. He's won multiple awards at chainsaw carving competitions -- including third place in Vancouver and fourth place at the World Cup in Germany. He's also getting set to compete in Whittle the Wood in Craig this June. And he's recently opened a tea and art shop, The Front, in Lafayette, where he shows his carvings. Bongo Love's come along way, from carving animal sculptures for tourists in Zimbabwe (his home country) to chainsaw carving in Colorado; he took some time to tell us his story and how he conquered his fear of chainsaws.
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Tiffany Fitzgerald