Estonian Artist Uses a Chainsaw to Carve a Fantastical Dragon Bench

Igor Loskutow Chainsaw Art

Estonian artist Igor Loskutow is an award winning master of chainsaw art. Based in Germany, he's part of the Husqvarna chainsaw sculpture team, which travels to events across Europe in order to show off their cutting skills. One of Luskutow's newest pieces, an incredible dragon bench, is a masterpiece of the art form.

It's incredible to see how the bench takes shape, with the fantastical animal's long body forming the seat and its head and tail curling around either side. The wings are especially impressive, as one wraps around as the back rest and the other curves around the sides in a dramatic fashion. Loskutow's newest creation is now at home next to a butcher shop, but this isn't his first aim at taming a dragon into seating.

In early 2017 he created another dragon bench, this one with the head carved from a red tinged wood. The fiery red head offsets beautifully against the rest of the mocha colored bench, and continues to show off the chainsaw artist's cutting skills. From incredibly thin, soft lines to bigger cuts used to create the overall shape, the benches only further prove why Luskutow won the 2015 Huskycup World Title for his work.

Igor Loskutow is an incredible chainsaw artist who uses the heavy duty tool to create fantastical sculptures like this clever dragon bench.

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These behind the scenes images help us understand how the master carver uses the chainsaw to create a dragon bench.

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The Estonian artist also carved another marvelous dragon bench, using contrasting woods to great effect.

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All images via Igor Loskutow.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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