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Ordinary wood becomes extraordinary sculptures

Brown uses unusual pieces of cedar and cypress because he enjoys finding the natural beauty inside. (Photo source: WLOX) Brown uses unusual pieces of cedar and cypress because he enjoys finding the natural beauty inside. (Photo source: WLOX)
PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) -

Chainsaw artist Keno Brown's work is visible along the Mississippi Coast. 

From his wood yard in Pass Christian, Brown transforms all kinds of ordinary and exotic woods into artistic shapes and forms. It's the ultimate example of recycling.

"I hate to see people waste stuff, and I hate to see somebody burn this wood in a fire when I can turn it into artwork. I try to make something beautiful," said Brown.

Keno sells pieces at festivals and farmers markets. He also does commissions for homes, and provides sculptures for businesses; like the wooden creations at Kimball's Seafood in the Pass Christian Harbor.

Brown uses unusual pieces of cedar and cypress because he enjoys finding the natural beauty inside.

"This bird is made out of a china ball tree. The grain is gorgeous. Mother Nature is the best artist," Brown said.

Keno has done a lot of classic cigar store wooden Indians; they are perhaps his most popular pieces. Limited only by his imagination, Brown is able to grab his saw and tackle any challenge.

"If you have a dead tree in your yard and it's sentimental to you, or whatever, if you just want some artwork; I can do just about anything. Try me," Brown said.

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