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Sculptor finishes carving in Biloxi

By Krystal Allan - bio | email

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The crowds gathered off Highway 90 in Biloxi as Marlin Miller carved out his final masterpiece for the city.

"This one is just absolutely incredible," says Cindy Hutchinson of Laurel.

"Every time we catch him out, we stop and watch him a little bit," says Angela Roberts of Biloxi.

Angela Roberts brought her cousin Cindy Hutchinson, from Laurel, to see Miller in action. 

"When they told me he was doing a new one, we made sure we came down to visit," says Hutchinson.

"These carvings have taken on a second life; they've become a tourist hot spot. I'm glad they're taking on a whole new life," says Miller.

For more than a year, Miller has helped breath new life into the battered coastline. Using dead trees as his canvas, he's carved out 30 works of art featuring marine life from Ocean Springs to Waveland.

"Just to think something like this...so beautiful came from Katrina; it's a rebirth," says Roberts.

Miller's work has brought national attention to South Mississippi's rebirth and resiliency.  His work has been featured in magazines and will be featured this week on NBC's Nightly News.

"It's exciting to think we can put some energy and focus back on the coast. It was forgotten for a while, so yeah that's a good thing," says MIller.

And it's Miller's desire to do good with his talent and tools that has endeared him to many in South Mississippi.

"Just tears come to your eyes, it's majestic. It's something you appreciate so much, and you thank him with all your heart for coming down here and giving you hope and inspiration," says Roberts.

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