Ordinary wood becomes extraordinary sculptures - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

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.

Copyright 2017 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Page 13: The importance of the Old Spanish Trail

    Page 13: The importance of the Old Spanish Trail

    Sunday, February 25 2018 4:23 PM EST2018-02-25 21:23:47 GMT
    A new book written by author Dan Ellis details what became known as the Old Spanish Trail. (Source: WLOX)A new book written by author Dan Ellis details what became known as the Old Spanish Trail. (Source: WLOX)

    A new book details what became known as the Old Spanish Trail. In the book, author Dan Ellis uses vintage photographs, maps, and stories to give readers a look at a historic route that spans across the gulf coast region and beyond.

    More >>

    A new book details what became known as the Old Spanish Trail. In the book, author Dan Ellis uses vintage photographs, maps, and stories to give readers a look at a historic route that spans across the gulf coast region and beyond.

    More >>
  • Vancleave church members 'leave the building' to serve community

    Vancleave church members 'leave the building' to serve community

    Sunday, February 25 2018 4:20 PM EST2018-02-25 21:20:59 GMT
    Volunteers prepare a meal in the church kitchen (photo credit: WLOX)Volunteers prepare a meal in the church kitchen (photo credit: WLOX)
    Volunteers prepare a meal in the church kitchen (photo credit: WLOX)Volunteers prepare a meal in the church kitchen (photo credit: WLOX)

    Volunteers and members of Mount Pleasant and Vancleave United Methodist churches are lending a helping hand to those who need it.

    More >>

    Volunteers and members of Mount Pleasant and Vancleave United Methodist churches are lending a helping hand to those who need it.

    More >>
  • Vietnamese community celebrates lunar new year

    Vietnamese community celebrates lunar new year

    Sunday, February 25 2018 11:05 AM EST2018-02-25 16:05:37 GMT
    The Vietnamese Tet celebration ringing in the new year was celebrated Saturday in Biloxi. (Source: WLOX)The Vietnamese Tet celebration ringing in the new year was celebrated Saturday in Biloxi. (Source: WLOX)

    Loud firecrackers, ringing bells, brightly colored costumes and dancing! It was a day of celebration Saturday at the Vietnamese Martyr Catholic Church in Biloxi as people rang in the lunar new year. 

    More >>

    Loud firecrackers, ringing bells, brightly colored costumes and dancing! It was a day of celebration Saturday at the Vietnamese Martyr Catholic Church in Biloxi as people rang in the lunar new year. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly