Not so chonky with chainsaw

While many sculptors labour with chisel, rasp or file, Rius Carson prefers to make art using a chainsaw.
Next up the Eppalock artist sands, then paints – often in vibrant hues, creating sculptural pieces influenced by first nation indigenous art movements globe-wide.
He’s even created his own term for his particular genre of work – “chonkism”.
“It’s a term I created about 20 years ago in reference to how I make art,” says Rius who, when not creating art, does professional soil testing for a living. Full story in today’s Castlemaine Mail 05.07.19…

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