Staff Picks From a Year in the Arts

2013.05.20 - Clinton, CT - Gloves, shavings and wedges rest at the bottom of a wood carver stand being used by Kris Connor to Kris Connor carve a White Pine tree trunk into a  Black Bear. Connor says he will use chainsaws for 90% of the carving and the rest he will finish with power tools. "My approach," says the former high school art teacher, "is half math and half intuition." After 25-hours of carving, Connor estimates the 1500-pound trunk is about halfway on its way to becoming a 1200-pound bear.

( MARK MIRKO | mmirko@courant.com / May 20, 2013 )

2013.05.20 - Clinton, CT - Gloves, shavings and wedges rest at the bottom of a wood carver stand being used by Kris Connor to Kris Connor carve a White Pine tree trunk into a Black Bear. Connor says he will use chainsaws for 90% of the carving and the rest he will finish with power tools. "My approach," says the former high school art teacher, "is half math and half intuition." After 25-hours of carving, Connor estimates the 1500-pound trunk is about halfway on its way to becoming a 1200-pound bear.

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