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Chainsaw artist begins new project in Jones Park

He was the first wood carving artist to transform dead live oaks into works of art along the coast after Hurricane Katrina. And now Dayton Scoggins is back in Gulfport. (Photo source: WLOX) He was the first wood carving artist to transform dead live oaks into works of art along the coast after Hurricane Katrina. And now Dayton Scoggins is back in Gulfport. (Photo source: WLOX)
This week, Scoggins will carve nautical images on a tree in the northeast corner of Jones Park. (Photo source: WLOX) This week, Scoggins will carve nautical images on a tree in the northeast corner of Jones Park. (Photo source: WLOX)
The carving process will take Scoggins and his crew two days from start to finish. (Photo source: WLOX) The carving process will take Scoggins and his crew two days from start to finish. (Photo source: WLOX)
Scoggins says he has the God given desire to do this type of artistic carving and plenty of hard word and dedication has made him good at what he does. (Photo source: WLOX) Scoggins says he has the God given desire to do this type of artistic carving and plenty of hard word and dedication has made him good at what he does. (Photo source: WLOX)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

He was the first wood carving artist to transform dead live oaks into works of art along the coast after Hurricane Katrina. And now Dayton Scoggins is back in Gulfport, about to carve nautical images on a tree in the northeast corner of Jones Park. 

Scoggins and his crew set up scaffolding and are about to begin making the first chainsaw cuts to create a unique piece of wooden art. The process will take two days from start to finish. 

Scoggins says he has the God given desire to do this type of artistic carving and plenty of hard word and dedication has made him good at what he does.

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